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103-year-old mother and 83-year-old daughter receive flu shot at home

Luz Ania Carrillo Vargas, 83 and her mother, doña Licitania Vargas Arce, 103, were among the elderly to get a visit at their home from an official of the Ciudad Quesada health area, to vaccinate them against the seasonal flu. Sitting in an armchair in...

Parents opposed to vaccinating their children may lose custody

Parents who oppose vaccinating their children may end up in court and even lose custody of the children. Up to March of this year the national children's welfare, the Patronado Nacional de la Infancia (PANI), received a little more than 3,500 complaints, ranging from lack...

As of July, foreigners who want to reside in Costa Rica must have all their shots

Starting in July, foreigners who apply for temporary or permanent residence in Costa Rica in will have to comply with the national vaccination program. To that end, the Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) and the immigration service *General de Migración y Extranjería - DGMIE)...

Papilloma vaccination will begin in schools to protect girls from cervical cancer

Starting on June 3, all schools in the country, public and private, will begin the program to vaccinate the first group of 35,150 10-year-old girls against the virus that causes cervical cancer. It is expected that by September the entire target population will have been...

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