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The United States will distribute 55 million vaccines against Covid-19 in Latin America, Africa and Asia

QCOSTARICA - The United States presented on Monday a plan to share 55 million doses of coronavirus vaccines worldwide, with approximately 75% of the doses allocated to Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. More than 40 million doses will be distributed, in countries...

Should the vaccination against covid-19 be opened?

QCOSTARICA - Six months after the start of vaccination against covid-19, will it be time to open the campaign to those who want to protect themselves against this disease, without age or risk limits? Five specialists were consulted: pediatric immunologist and director of the Hospital...

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on Thursday that establishes the requirements to request the vaccination certificate against covid-19 in Costa Rica and abroad. This procedure can be done online, using this form. To prove identity, the Ministry requests to include a...

Seven out of ten over 58 years have been fully vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports that 70.3% of people over 58 years of age, the so-called Group 2 of vaccination prioritization, in Costa Rica already have their complete two-dose schedule of vaccine against covid-19; 86% of them have received...

Costa Rica cannot feel safe from covid-19 before having about 80% of population vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - No doubt, vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to maintain control of Covid-19, but when it comes to entire populations, it takes time for the vaccines, the results are not immediately reflected when the percentage of people vaccinated is still...

Costa Rica receives 204,000 doses of covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica received this Sunday morning, June 6, the second direct shipment from AstraZeneca of vaccines against covid-19. The flight landed at 11:05 am at the San Jose airport with 204,000 doses. So far, the country has received 408,000 doses of the one...

Parking lots, a bull ring and shopping centers among the vaccination centers on Saturday

QCOSTARICA - Vaccination centers against covid-19 were transformed this Saturday to be able to vaccinate more people. Universities, civic centers, parking lots and even a bull ring were all part of the different places that were adapted. In total, 89 health areas had their workers...

Costa Rica exceeds goal of arrival of vaccines for June

QCOSTARICA - The projections of having more than 2.2 million doses by the end of June were Thursday tonight with the arrival of 79,560 doses to the country. As Costa Rica today has received2,228,085 doses. "This figure represents hope and resilience for a country committed to...

Costa Rica Won’t ‘Compromise Our Dignity’ for COVID Vaccines

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado made it clear he would not accept COVID-19 vaccinations with political strings attached. "We're talking about saving lives, but that doesn't mean in receiving a donation we will compromise our dignity as a nation," Alvarado said at a...

CCSS applied almost 206,000 doses of vaccine against covid-19 in the last week

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) applied 205,902 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 in the last seven days. This is the week (May 17-23) that more vaccines have been applied since the campaign began, on December 23, 2020; an amount of ...

Costa Rica received the first direct shipment of vaccines Astra Zeneca

QCOSTARICA - On Sunday (May 23) Costa Rica received 204,000 doses against Covid-19 directly from AstraZeneca. This, the twenty-second batch of vaccines received by Costa Rica (mostly from Pfizer)is the batch with the highest number of vaccines in one shipment to date. In total, Costa Rica...

Today’s Covid News: 2,587 new cases on Friday; contagion rate rises again

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica registered a new rise. The latest analysis by the Universidad Hispanoamericana (UH), released on May 21, showed an increase from 0.99 to 1.16. This Friday, May 21, 2,587 new cases and 29 deaths were reported,...

Second doses of Pfizer vaccines will be 12 weeks apart

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health announced Tuesday, May 18, that people who get the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 will no longer get their second dose 21 days (3 weeks) after the first, but rather up to 12 weeks. Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, said...

11 Latin American and Caribbean countries lead Costa Rica in percentage of vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica ranks 12th of Latin America and the Caribbean countries with the greatest advance in vaccination against covid-19. In eleven nations of the region, the percentage of people inoculated is higher than the one registered in our country At the head of the...

Q Media supports AmCham initiative to request donation of vaccines to the United States

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rican North American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) this week began a Change.org petition to collect signatures to ask the United States government to donate one and a half million vaccines against Covid 19 for our country. "We respectfully request President Joe...

Costa Rica receives the largest shipments of vaccine in one week: 212,820 doses

QCOSTARICA - The landing of two separate and independent shipments of covid-19 vaccines this week, one from Pfizer and the other from Astra Zeneca, that allows Costa Rica to advance the vaccination program. On Tuesday, the country received 124,020 doses from Pfizer/Biontech, the 19th shipment...

Health expands group 3 vaccination for people from 16 to 58 years

QCOSTARICA - Adolescents of 16 and 17 years old with some risk factor in case of falling ill with covid-19 will be part of Group 3 of vaccination against this disease. The National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission (CNVE) announced this Wednesday that the Caja Costarricense...

New batch of 124,000 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine arrived Tuesday

QCOSTARICA - A new batch with 124,020 doses of the covid-19 vaccine landed Tuesday night, as part of the weekly deliveries from Pfizer. With this new shipment, the country accumulates a total of 1,505,895 doses. The Executive highlighted that, as of Monday, May 10 by the...

Costa Rica will buy two million more doses to accelerate vaccination

QCOSTARICA - The President of the Comision Nacional de Emergencias (CNE), Alexander Solis, announced this Monday afternoon that Costa Rica is purchasing an additional two million additional doses of vaccine, bringing the total to 9 million for a population of 4.5 million people. Solis confirmed...

A Few More Ways to Convince Hesitant Friends and Family to Get Their Vax

VICE.com - As the New York Times reported Monday morning, public health experts are worried that the elusive concept of reaching COVID-19 herd immunity in the United States will never happen.   Epidemiologists previously thought that the U.S. may be able to hit herd immunity—or the...

Costa Rica has appllied almost one million vaccines

QCOSTARICA - At the beginning of this month of May, Costa Rica has applied almost a million vaccines, as announced by President Carlos Alvarado on his Twitter account. While the president stated the country has surpassed the million mark, the numbers from the Caja Costarricense...

What to watch for to be sure you get the vaccine

QCOSTARICA - The moment has arrived to get the vaccine. With the apparent "irregular" vaccination in the health area of the Tres Rios made public by a video that went viral on Thursday, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, asked the Caja Costarricense de...

E.U. Set to Let Vaccinated U.S. Tourists Visit This Summer

BRUSSELS (NYTimes.com) - American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union over the summer, the head of the bloc’s executive body said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, more than a...

Private sale of the Covid-19 vaccine in Costa Rica seen difficult in the short term

QCOSTARICA - Private clinics and pharmacies are in the possibility of starting the processes to sell vaccines against covid-19 in Costa Rica, however, the possibility of bringing and registering the drugs in the country is complicated. Roberto Arroba Tijerino, National Coordinator of Immunizations of the...

More Costa Ricans Vaccinated Than Total of COVID Cases

QCOSTARICA - More than 247,000 people in Costa Rica have received their two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, surpassing the country’s 233,000 COVID-19 cases reported during the pandemic. The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), also known as the "Caja", reports 697,237 doses applied, of...

Costa Rica’s Minister of Health first to be vaccinated with Astra Zeneca vaccine

QCOSTARICA - This Monday, April 29, 2021, Costa Rica began vaccinations with the Astra Zeneca vaccine with the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, being first person in the country to receive a dose. A few days ago Dr. Salas stated that he would get the...

Costa Rica reaches a national vaccination rate of 9.78 per 100 inhabitants

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reported on Tuesday night that the vaccination teams have applied a total of 504,930 doses against covid-19 throughout the country. Up to April 6, of the total injections applied, 291,368 are first doses, while 213,562 people...

More than 159 thousand vaccines against Covid-19 arrive this week

QCOSTARICA - More than 159 thousand vaccines against Covid-19 will arrive in Costa Rica this week, with the announcement that 115,380 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech arrive tonight, Monday, April 5, one day ahead of the Tuesday deliveries that have been the norm in the last...

Pfizer has delivered 25% of the covid-19 vaccines purchased by the country

QCOSTARICA - Including the latest batch of vaccines against covid-19 landed this Tuesday night, March 30, at the Juan Santamaría airport, with a total of 73,710 doses, the country reaches an accumulated 750,165 Pfizer vaccines, that is 25% of the original purchase. According to data...

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...

11th batch of covid-19 vaccines arrived: Costa Rica accumulates 676,455 doses

QCOSTARICA - A new batch of vaccines against covid-19 landed Tuesday night at the Juan Santamaría airport,  the 11th batch from Pfizer with a total of 119,340 doses, and the single largest delivery so far since the first on December 23, 2020. With this delivery,...

Country by Country Guide to Covid Vaccines in Central America

QCOSTARICA - Covid vaccination in Central America is well underway. Here’s an updated country guide to how they’re doing, as of March 18, 2021. The topic of vaccines is controversial, stirring up strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Just look at the Q's...

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