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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...

Pfizer will reduce the deliveries of its covid-19 vaccines to adjust production process

QCOSTARICA - The American drugmaker, Pfizer, said in a statement on Friday that reduced deliveries were a temporary issue, affected by changes to its manufacturing processes designed to boost production. For the latter part of this month and early February, Costa Rica, as with many...

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...

This is what Costa Rica paid to Pfizer-BioNTech for vaccines against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica paid Pfizer US$36 million dollars for the three million doses of covid-19 vaccines, that is, US$12 each. The information was provided Wednesday afternoon by the Government after Pfizer authorized the disclosure. The confidentiality clause in the contract had prevented data such...

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...

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...

Ministry of Health of Panama misinforms about vaccines purchased by Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - It's unclear why the Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa) issued a tweet in which it misinforms about the purchase of vaccines made by the Costa Rican government, and even declares that the number of doses they will receive will be much...

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...

Pfizer clarifies: arrival Covid-19 vaccine to Costa Rica depends on the Health authorities

QCOSTARICA - Pfizer clarified the issue of the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine in Costa Rica after one of its spokespersons told Noticias Monumental that the arrival would be in December. "The statements of Bárbara García, senior director of Supply Chain for Latin America at...

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...

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...

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...

Covid vaccine would be applied in Costa Rica in the second half of 2021

(QCOSTARICA) Currently, there are more than 200 investigations that intend to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, in different stages. Few are in phase II or the most advanced, phase III clinical trials. There is no guarantee of success for any. On Friday, Costa Rica President,...

‘It Starts With a Coffee’: How Conversation Can Help Investors Avoid Pitfalls in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s easygoing lifestyle and laid-back, “pura vida” vibe has been a godsend for tourism, but it has sometimes had a negative side effect: turning off other investors accustomed to a more expedient way of doing business. It doesn’t have to be that way, says...

Costa Rica Rebounds In Medicines Exports

The value of drug exports from Costa Rica shows a recovery of US$69 million (84%) in the last three years, after the sharp drop from 2009 to 2013. Income from these products went from US$82 million in 2013 to US$151 million in 2016, according to...

Hospira Move To Costa Rica Confirmed

Q COSTA RICA - Hospira,  the larqest producer of generic injectable pharmaceuticals in the world, confirmed that it will gradually close its manufacturing plant in the Dominican Republic and that it will move most of these operations to its plant in Costa Rica, located...

Pfizer Announces Costa Rica Expansion And Hiring Of 200

QCOSTARICA - The American pharmaceutical Pfizer has announced the consolidation and expansion of its Global Shared Financial Services Centre in Costa Rica. On Tuesday, Pfizer said it would be hiring about 200 new employees at its new building to be located in Avenida Escazu. "The opening...

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