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Costa Rica has received 87,750 vaccines in less than a month: fourth batch arrived this Tuesday

QCOSTARICA - Since the first batch of 9,750 doses of the covid-19 vaccine on December 23, 2020, Costa Rica has received three more shipments for a total of 87,750 doses against covid-19. The most recent shipment landed Tuesday night, January 12, at Juan Santamaría airport,...

When can the Covid-19 vaccine be purchased at a pharmacy in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA - Purchasing the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Costa Rican pharmacies is foreseen in the second half of the year, at the earliest, while acquiring the vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech in the market will have to wait until 2022. "We call this first phase of...

Costa Rica receives third batch of 33,150 vaccines against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - A third batch of vaccines against covid-19 landed Tuesday night at the Juan Santamaría airport, with a total of 33,150 doses of the drug developed by Pfizer/BioNTech. As in the first two shipments, the vaccines were flown in by DHL Aero Expreso. And...

58 years and older would receive a vaccine in the second trimester

QCOSTARICA - It will be after March when the vaccination against covid-19 begins for people aged 58 and over, who make up the second priority group, regardless of whether or not they have any risk factors. Leandra Abarca Gómez, coordinator of the Expanded Immunization Program...

Vaccination started in Costa Rica!

QCOSTARICA - Doña Elizabeth Castillo Cervantes, 91 years old, and Don Jorge De Ford Almetlla, 72 years old, both from the Fundación Persona Adult Mayor, Propam, in San Ramón de La Unión de Tres Ríos, are the first people in Costa Rica to receive...

Covid-19: Costa Rica will receives the first vaccines against Wednesday night; application begins tomorrow

QCOSTARICA - Contrary to tougher sanitary measures expected to be announced today at today's press conference from Casa Presidencial, President Carlos Alvarado rather gave "positive" news. “Tonight (Wednesday,  December 23) the first batch of vaccines against covid-19 will arrive in the country by air. The...

Costa Rica authorizes use of Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health endorsed Tuesday, December 15, afternoon the use of the vaccine against covid-19 made by Pfizer and BioNTech. This permission is given based on the recognition of the Emergency Use Authorization (US) issued Friday (December 11) night by the US...

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...

Costa Rica formalizes contract with Pfizer and BioNTech for covid-19 vaccine

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica has signed the legal manufacturing and supply contract for the Covid-19 vaccine with Pfizer and BioNTech, as confirmed by President Carlos Alvarado on his social networks. The supply of this vaccine would protect a million and a half people (it is...

Mexico received a request for the sanitary registration of the vaccine from BioNtech / Pfizer

Q24N - The alliance of Germany's BioTech, which developed the vaccine against COVID-19, and the Pfizer consortium have delivered documents to the Commission for the Protection of Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) of the Mexican Government for the sanitary registration of the vaccine. "BioNtech / Pfizer has...

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...

How close is Costa Rica to getting the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine?

QCOSTARICA - The pharmaceutical Pfizer and the biotechnology company BioNTech announced, this Monday morning, the intermediate results of their clinical trial to test a possible vaccine against covid-19. The researchers indicate that there is a 90% success rate with this experimental vaccine. Pfizer is one of...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,068 new cases; Vaccines for 2.5 million at highest risk

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica took steps to ensure vaccines against COVID-19 for 2.5 million people at highest-risk. As explained by the Deputy Minister of Health, Pedro González, one of those steps was the agreement with the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech to guarantee timely access...

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