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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: CCSS prepares 2.5 million vaccination cards for those immunized against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - All who are vaccinated against covid-19 starting in the coming months will receive a card with a record of the vaccination. The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) - is preparing the document for 2.5 million...

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,...

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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