Costa Rica this month has already received more than 1.2 million doses against SARS-CoV-2, authorities reported. They includes 120,000 pediatric doses and 63,180 for people over 12 years of age, all from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer/BioNTech.
So far for 2022, Costa Rica has received 4,356,240 doses which comes out to 3,667,640 vaccines for people over 12 years of age and 688,600 doses for children.
“The pace of arrival of pediatric vaccines continues to accelerate, representing 2 out of every 3 doses arriving today. The goal is to receive 360,000 more pediatric vaccines during the remainder of the month. This allows us to intensify the vaccination of children, which is of utmost importance given the development of the school year”, said the Minister of Communication, Agustín Castro Solano.
So far Costa Rica has received 6,945,825 doses from Pfizer/BioNTech of which 943,660 vaccines have come in this year.
Costa Rica has administered a total of over 9.5 million doses as of March 7th. This comes to a total of 82% of the Costa Rican population who have received at least 1 dose, 74.8% have received 2 doses and 28.8% have received their 3rd dose.
Already 206,187 children from 5 to 11 years old have at least one dose and 91,674 children under this age have finished their vaccination schedule.
This equates to the highest vaccination rate in Central America based on the share of the population.
Who can get Vaccinated in Costa Rica?
All citizens and residents ages 5 and older are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine in Costa Rica.
Individuals should bring their identification document (cedula, DIMEX, passport). The vaccine is free, even for those who don’t pay into the Caja.
Where to get Vaccinated in Costa Rica
Each of Costa Rica’s hundreds of public clinics (EBAIS) manages vaccines within its area. Individuals who are eligible for a vaccine can contact their local EBAIS to schedule their first dose. Many other locations are hosting mass-vaccination campaigns.
Official Costa Rica Covid Sources
Here at The Tico Times, we do our best to share the most relevant coronavirus information in a clear and concise manner.
As you’re navigating the pandemic and the associated ever-changing rules, here are the official sources for Covid-19 information in Costa Rica:
- For driving and business restrictions
- For daily coronavirus case/hospitalization/death counts
- For tourist entry requirements
- For vaccine shipments
Since Costa Rica’s official language is Spanish, all of the above sources will be in that language. Of course, we at The Tico Times will continue to provide timely, accurate information as it develops.