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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...

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...

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...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: Number of confirmed cases reaches 120,939

QCOSTARICA - On Thursday, November 12, the Minister of Health reported 1,171 new cases of COVID-19, of which 264 are by epidemiological link and 907 by testing, for a total of 120,939 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 101 years. There are...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 1,224 new cases for Sunday and Monday

QCOSTARICA - With a drop in the contagion or R rate, the number of daily cases reported has been dropping as well, with the Ministry of Health reporting 736 new cases of covid-19 in Costa Rica for Sunday, November 8 and 488 for Monday,...

When the COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Costa Rica, who will be vaccinated first?

QCOSTARICA - By early 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Costa Rica. Although that will also depend on the progress it has in the world, where it is said that by the end of this year the first candidate vaccines will...

COVID-19 Vaccine would soon arrive in Latin America and would cost $4 dollars

(AFP) Assuming it passes successfully through the Phase 3 trials it is currently undergoing, a Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in the U.K. and licensed to the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in Mexico will allow its availability in Latin America, thanks to...

Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Induces Immune Response in Early Test     

(VOA) A coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford University has been shown to produce a strong immune response, according to early-stage clinical trials. The results, published Monday in the British medical journal The Lancet, found the vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford...

Chinese Scientists Believe New Drug Can Stop Pandemic ‘Without Vaccine’

Beijing, China: A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged in China late last year before spreading across the world, prompting an international race to find treatments and...

US drugmaker reports promising early results from COVID-19 vaccine test

US biotech firm Moderna reported promising early results on Monday from the first clinical tests of an experimental vaccine against the novel coronavirus performed on a small number of volunteers. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said the vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, appeared to produce an immune response...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: What is herd immunity and why is it said that we will all be exposed to covid-19?

At some point, all or a large majority of people will have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 caused by covid-19. Although the statement is cause for fear or alarm for many, it does not necessarily mean that the entire population will become ill from...

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...

Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengue Vaccine Approved in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica is one eleven countries to date to approve the Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. Sanofi's vaccines unit, said on Tuesday that its , had received market approval in eleven countries: Costa Rica, Mexico, the Philippines, Brazil, El Salvador, Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Indonesia,...

Promising Vaccines Developed Against Zika Virus

QCOSTARICA - The development of a safe and effective vaccine against the Zika virus against humans may be successful, with results of a major study published in the international weekly journal of science, Nature. The researchers said, based on their findings, a Zika vaccine...

Costa Rica Approves Sale Of Dengue Vaccine

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica has endorsed the entry into the country of a vaccine that protects against dengue, becoming the 5th country in the world and fourth in Latin America to approve the Sanofi Pasteur's tetravalent dengue vaccine. The vaccine, called Dengvaxia, was recently endorsed...

Season Flu Vaccination Program Underway

QCOSTARICA - The flu season in Costa Rica is around the corner, with the start of the rains. For that, the  Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS), has begun its annual vaccination program that aims to vaccinate 715.000 people during this month and next. The...

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