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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...

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...

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...

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...

Saturated with covid-19 patients, Perez Zeledon hospital makes forced “megatransfer”

QCOSTARICA - About 60 officials from the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), worked in coordination with the Fuerza Publica (National Police) and Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) to transfer 11 covid-19 patients in delicate condition from the Escalante Pradilla Hospital, in Pérez Zeledón,...

Arrival of the vaccine against covid-19 will not replace other measures against contagion

QCOSTARICA - The pace with which COVID-19 vaccines are being developed worries some people, who fear they are not safe products. Both Leandra Abarca, coordinator of the Expanded Immunization System of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), and Pedro González, vice minister of Health,...

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...

First 16 patients who received equine serum are now at home; 6 died

QCOSTARICA - The first 16 patients who received equine serum as an experimental treatment for the effects of COVID-19 have already returned home and are under surveillance, as part of the clinical trial protocol. Six others died. "Many were very complicated, with an average age...

Costa Rica Suspends Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients

(QCOSTARICA) The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social - CCSS) suspended the use of hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19. Through a press release, they Caja said that from today (Thursday) the temporary suspension of hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Mario Ruiz Cubillo, medical manager of...

Failure of Employer To Register Domestic Worker With The Caja Can Be Costly At The End

Employing domestic labor for two people for almost two decades but without paying the social security, in the end will be more expensive to the employer, who now faces a judicial collection from the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social...

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