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Covid rebound: 435 people hospitalized, 208 in Intensive Care

QCOSTARICA - During a last-minute press conference from Casa Presidencial, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, did not rule out increased measures to stem the spike in new cases the last two weeks. Asked directly if there would be any measures adopted in the near...

Health focuses vaccination of people over 58 in the event of a third wave of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health has ordered the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), to allocate 90% of all vaccines against covid-19 to protect people aged 58 and over, who are part of the second risk group. Vaccines for the first group, which are...

Costa Rica reaches a national vaccination rate of 9.78 per 100 inhabitants

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reported on Tuesday night that the vaccination teams have applied a total of 504,930 doses against covid-19 throughout the country. Up to April 6, of the total injections applied, 291,368 are first doses, while 213,562 people...

Seniors generate long lines to get vaccinated (without an appointment) at the Tibás clinic

QCOSTARICA - Without an appointment or arriving ahead of time or after their scheduled vaccination against covid-19 caused long lines at the Clodomiro Picado Clinic, in Tibás, this Thursday. Many of them had to wait up to two hours, some were vaccinated despite not having...

Road Deaths Fall to Lowest In 7 Years Due to Sanitary Vehicle Restriction

QCOSTARICA - The year in which the Covid-19 pandemic forced Costa Ricans to transform their mobility habits saw the fewest deaths on the roadS in the last seven years. At the end of 2020, 300 people died at the scene of a traffic accident,...

President Alvarado asks for a review the covid-19 vaccination strategy

QCOSTARICA - Let's do some simple math. The country has received 676,455 vaccines in the first three months of the first delivery on December 23, 2020. As of Friday, March 19, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports 312,000 vaccines (212,454 first and...

727 days (1.99 years) it will take Costa Rica to reach Herd Immunity

QCOSTARICA - The first vaccines against covid-19 in Costa Rica were applied on December 24, three months later, the data says that 106,227 Costa Ricans have their full protection and another 99,971 await their second dose. This rate worries some specialists, who consider that this...

106 thousand people have already received their two doses against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - A total of 106,227 people already have the two doses against covid-19, according to the  Sistema Integrado de Vacunas (SIVA) de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (Caja) Integrated Vaccine System of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (Caja), as of Friday,...

Downward trend in hospitalizations due to Covid-19 stopped, warns Román Macaya

QCOSTARICA - The de-escalation of Covid-19 beds in the Caja hospitals continues; however, the downward trend in hospitalizations has stopped, warns Román Macaya, executive president of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS). "The number of hospitalized patients falling has reached bottom, has not followed...

71-year-old Costa Rica woman died an hour after receiving anticovid vaccine

QCOSTARICA - Doña Ana María Rodríguez, 71, died on Wednesday (March 10), an hour after being vaccinated against covid-19 in Coronado. It is impossible to attribute the death to the vaccine, especially because she was hypertensive, diabetic, one kidney, suffered from Alzheimer's and had been...

What happens if you miss the appointment to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

RICO's COVID-19 DIGEST - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) or Caja, through the local clinics known as Ebais, are responsible for carrying out the covid-19 vaccination campaign in Costa Rica. Due to the characteristics of the vaccine against Covid-19, the immunization campaign is...

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)...

Costa Rica begins second pandemic year with 3 urgent tasks: vaccinate, reactivate economy and recover education

QCOSTARICA - The pandemic is not over. Not yet. We still have some time to go before getting there. Perhaps that is the most important thing to keep in mind at the beginning of the second pandemic year. Although the number of new daily confirmed...

CCSS reports 149,812 vaccines applied against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports applying a total of 149,812 vaccines against covid-19, reaching a national application rate of 2.90 per 100 inhabitants; this according to the Vaccination Information System (SIVA) as of February 26, 2021.   As explained by Dr....

Almost a million people over 58 must be vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Almost a million people aged 58 and over, throughout the country, are targeted by the Caja's health centers to be vaccinated against covid-19 in the coming weeks. They are part of the second group identified by the technical teams of the Ministry of...

569 people participate in a study to evaluate the body’s defenses against Covid-19

QCOSTARICA - 569 people from different communities in the country have been part of the study “Evaluación de la respuesta inmune al Covid-19 en Costa Rica" (RESPIRA) - Evaluation of the immune response to Covid-19 in Costa Rica. The research seeks to estimate the prevalence...

Mandatory vaccination for Health officials

QCOSTARICA - Vaccination against covid-19 will be mandatory for all health officials, announced the medical manager of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), Mario Ruiz Cubillo, during a press conference Friday. “The vaccine actually saves lives, it keeps people from getting seriously ill. The...

No clear date for the resumption of shipment of Pfizer vaccines

QCOSTARICA - Last week, the president of the Comision Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) stressed that the shipments of the Pfizer vaccine against covid-19 would resume today Monday. Alexánder Solís stated during the press conference last Tuesday, to report on the handling of the pandemic in...

CCSS ready for second clinical trial of equine serum against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) is ready to begin its second scientific trial with equine serum in hospitalized patients with covid-19. The institution announced Friday morning at a press conference that the protocol has already been approved by the ethical-scientific committee...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: New coronavirus: Country registers steep drop in deaths; Health reports 16 in the last three days

RICO's COVID DIGEST - It's almost as if covid-19 took a break, resulting in the drop in the daily number of new cases and deaths. Hospitalizations have also dropped to levels not seen in many, many months. With the respect to deaths associated with covid-19,...

If you get called to tell you that your vaccine is ready, be careful! It may be a scam

QCOSTARICA - Posing as bank employees, announcing that you have won a prize and now even telling you that the call is from the Ebáis to receive the vaccine against covid-19, are methods by scammers to steal your personal information and other data. The Fraud...

11,838 people have already received the two doses of the covid-19 vaccine in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In Costa Rica, 11,838 people already have the complete vaccination scheme against covid-19, after having received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. A week ago, the data provided by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) spoke of 2,421 people having received...

People without Caja do have options to get vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Costa Ricans and residents over 58 who are not with the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) or Caja will be able to receive the covid-19 vaccine, starting in mid-February, when the next batch of doses arrives. The National Commission for Vaccination and...

Covid-19 maintains ‘high’ pressure on hospitals despite slight decrease in hospitalized patients

QCOSTARICA - Between the different hospitals of the Caja, an average of 20 land transfers and at least one air transfer of patients with covid-19 are made daily. Carrying out these transports, either by road or air, to ensure a bed for critically or severely...

Costa Rica will continue to vaccinate vulnerable groups while Pfizer resumes shipments in mid-February

QCOSTARICA - Health authorities said on Thursday they will maintain the vaccination against COVID-19 of vulnerable groups despite the notification from Pfizer it would resume vaccine shipments to the country in mid-February. The Ministry of Health assured that all those people who received their first...

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...

Centenarians of the Nicoya ‘blue zone’ vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's oldest, among some of the oldest in the world, got vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday, January 15. They are Rainery Fonseca Gutiérrez, 106; Cristóbal Muñoz Villalobos, 103; and María González González, 102, all residents of Hogar de Ancianos San Blas, in...

24,859 doses applied against covid-19 in three weeks of vaccination; second dose begins

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports it has applied 24,859 doses during the first three weeks of vaccination against covid-19 throughout the country. In a press release this Friday morning, January 15, the Caja said that amount represents 80.8% of the...

People over 80 will be a priority in the second stage of vaccination against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - When Costa Rica begins covid-19 vaccination of group 2, of those 58 years old and over, priority will be given to those aged 80 and over. This was one of the announcements made Wednesday by Roberto Arroba Tijerino, technical secretary of the National...

Private sector offers 1,200 pharmacies to expedite vaccination against Covid-19

QCOSTARICA - To streamline the process, the 1,200 private pharmacies in the Costa Rica have proposed to join the vaccination campaign against Covid-19. This and other proposals was organized by the Cámara de la Salud (Chamber of Health). What is sought is that through public-private partnerships...

9,751 people have already received their first dose of vaccine against covid-19 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)reported Friday that 9,751 people had already received the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine. 83% were applied to officials of hospitals and clinics of the CCSS, 9.9% to seniors residing in long-stay homes, 2.4% to workers...

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...

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