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Tourists can travel to the United States to get vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Costa Ricans and other nationals, with a valid United States visa can travel there to be vaccinated against covid-19, without fear of suffering possible subsequent sanctions, such as the cancellation of their visit document. This was confirmed by the United States Embassy in...

Costa Rica approves use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

QCOSTARICA - The National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission (CNVE) on Thursday approved the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. This will be applied to the population over 18 years of age, with no age or gender limit, depending on the progress of the different...

AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Costa Rica on hold pending analysis by EMA

QCOSTARICA - At 7 am this Wednesday, the first 43,200 vaccines against covid-19, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, arrived in Costa Rica by way of the Juan Santamaria International (San Jose) airport. The doses, however, will not be used immediately, as the...

Pharmacies could sell any Covid-19 vaccine authorized by regulatory agencies

QCOSTARICA  - Any vaccine against Covid-19 that has authorization from a regulatory agency recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) could be sold in Costa Rica. In other words, beyond the vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech or AstraZeneca, which are the ones that the Government has...

More than 159 thousand vaccines against Covid-19 arrive this week

QCOSTARICA - More than 159 thousand vaccines against Covid-19 will arrive in Costa Rica this week, with the announcement that 115,380 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech arrive tonight, Monday, April 5, one day ahead of the Tuesday deliveries that have been the norm in the last...

Country by Country Guide to Covid Vaccines in Central America

QCOSTARICA - Covid vaccination in Central America is well underway. Here’s an updated country guide to how they’re doing, as of March 18, 2021. The topic of vaccines is controversial, stirring up strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Just look at the Q's...

Costa Rica asks India for donation of vaccines

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Costa Rica, in February, asked India for a donation of vaccines against covid-19, within the framework of the cooperative relations that both nations have. This was confirmed by the deputy minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Adriana Bolaños, after...

Covid Hit Colombia Hard. Now It Face Big Vaccine Bills

(Bloomberg) — Colombia has already paid a steep price in the pandemic with more than 61,000 deaths from Covid-19. Now the country faces another cost: about US$850 million to immunize its population. A healthcare workerr prepares a dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at the...

Costa Rica signs with Pfizer purchase of 1 million additional vaccines

QCOSTARICA - The government of Carlos Alvarado announced this Monday morning that Costa Rica signed an addendum to ensure the supply of one million additional doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, with the aim of accelerating the pace of the immunization process to...

Ministry of Health will have the AstraZeneca vaccine under scrutiny

QCOSTARICA - Following vaccination suspensions across Europe and despite the insistence by AstraZeneca on Sunday, Costa Rica's Health authorities will have the AstraZeneca vaccine under scrutiny between now and May, when it is expected to arrive in the country. The Ministry of Health informed that...

People between 18 and 58 with a risk factor would be vaccinated starting June

QCOSTARICA - If the arrival of vaccines to Costa Rica against Covid-19 continue to without delays, by June the vaccination of Group 3, which includes people between 18 and 58 years old with risk factors, would begin. Currently, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)...

More than 193,000 vaccines have already been applied

QCOSTARICA - From the start of the vaccination program against covid-19 on December 24, 2020, 193,273 doses have already been applied countrywide.   Of this total, 142,049 are the first applications and 51,224 to the second. So far, all the vaccines received are those produced by...

Costa Rica has the best immunization rate in Latin America

QCOSTARICA - The Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Costa Rica is excepted to accelerate likely in February when the number of vaccines received in January would double, thanks to the arrival of the first doses developed by AstraZeneca. “By February we hope to double the arrival...

CNE: “If confidentiality in contract with Pfizer is broken, vaccine supply is suspended”

QCOSTARICA - The contract signed by the Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE)  - National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Commission - for the acquisition of three million doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines against the new coronavirus...

AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in Costa Rica at the end of March

QCOSTARICA - Vaccines against Covid-19 from AstraZeneca is expected to begin to arrive at the end of March, announced Esteban Vega, interim logistics manager of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS). The AstraZeneca vaccine (one million doses) is one of three contracts to purchase...

Covid-19 vaccine will be sold in Costa Rican pharmacies in the second half of 2021, predicts AstraZeneca

QCOSTARICA - The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine against the new coronavirus will be on sale in Costa Rican pharmacies in the second half of 2021, predicts the pharmaceutical company. In this way, the pharmaceutical company based in the United Kingdom advanced it before...

Will poor countries miss out on COVID-19 vaccinations?

QREPORTS - Nine out of 10 people in poor countries are unlikely to receive COVID-19 vaccine next year as the world’s richest nations snap up a majority of the shots, according to The People’s Vaccine Alliance, a network of organizations including Amnesty International, Global...

Astra Zeneca looking to fill 60 jobs in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, is looking to fill 60 jobs in its new headquarters in Escazú. With these new positions, it is expected to reach a total of 320 employees by 2021, as the company US$8 million dollar investment in expansion. More: Costa Rica...

Italy to start distributing Covid-19 vaccine at the end of January

(CNN) ROME - Italy wants to start distributing a Covid-19 vaccine at the end of January, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday during an interview on Italian television channel La7. Conte added that the vaccine at the moment should not be administered on a mandatory...

Costa Rica to buy 14 “ultra low temperature” freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica began the process to acquire equipment that it will need for the future application and storage of the vaccine against the new coronavirus pandemic. Among the equipment are 14 "ultra low temperature" freezers and the construction of a cold room. "There will...

Team of 200 prepare vaccination of three million Ticos against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The exact date is not known, but the plan has already been drawn up and about 200 people work daily to organize the first national vaccination campaign against covid-19.   Three million Costa Ricans would be immunized against this new virus tentatively starting in...

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel thanks to vaccines

QCOSTARICA - In the midst of so much suffering, the world jumped for joy last week when the Pfizer / BioNTech companies announced that their vaccine is 95% effective against covid-19, according to the results of its clinical trial. Best of all, a similar result...

Costa Rica reserves $84 million for purchase of covid-19 vaccines

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Costa Rica plans to invest US$84 million in the purchase of vaccines against covid-19 being developed by various pharmaceutical companies. “There is an estimate that the doses will cost US$11. So the total cost, which we estimate at the Treasury,...

Costa Rica signs with AstraZeneca to supply candidate vaccine against COVID-19

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported that Costa Rica signed with AstraZeneca to supply one million doses of its candidate vaccine against COVID-19, AZD1222, developed together with the University of Oxford. Said million doses will cover half...

COVID-19 Vaccine would soon arrive in Latin America and would cost $4 dollars

(AFP) Assuming it passes successfully through the Phase 3 trials it is currently undergoing, a Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in the U.K. and licensed to the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in Mexico will allow its availability in Latin America, thanks to...

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