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Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study
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Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study

AFP - February 19, 2021

The first dose of the Pfizer vaccination is 85 percent effective against coronavirus infection between two and four weeks after inoculation, according to a study published in…

French tourists in Costa Rica ‘awaiting repatriation’ after Covid diagnosis
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French tourists in Costa Rica ‘awaiting repatriation’ after Covid diagnosis

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2021

Six French tourists in Costa Rica remained hospitalized — two in serious condition — with Covid-19, a French news agency reported last Friday. BFM TV says a group…

Costa Rica receives shipment of nearly 80,000 more vaccines
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Costa Rica receives shipment of nearly 80,000 more vaccines

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2021

Costa Rica received 79,560 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night, the single-largest shipment delivered to the country, the Presidency reported. The Boeing 757-200 jet arrived at…

Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid
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Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid

Oscar Ugarte Jiménez / Semanario Universidad - February 17, 2021

With the announcement from the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) that the second study of the application of equine serum in Covid-19 patients is soon to…

Pfizer to resume Costa Rica vaccine deliveries today
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Pfizer to resume Costa Rica vaccine deliveries today

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 16, 2021

Costa Rica will receive its next shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night, authorities announced. Pfizer had suspended dose deliveries since late January as the pharmaceutical made…

Costa Rica has administered nearly 100,000 vaccine doses
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Costa Rica has administered nearly 100,000 vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 16, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 96,948 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the Presidency said Monday. More than 42,500 people have already received both shots of the formula. The…

Costa Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August
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Costa Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 12, 2021

Costa Rican health authorities now say that at least 231 tourists have tested positive for the coronavirus since the country reopened its air borders in August. "For…

Six tourists hospitalized as Covid spreads through group
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Six tourists hospitalized as Covid spreads through group

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2021

Six tourists in Costa Rica were hospitalized with Covid-19 after their group of 20 tested positive for the virus, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday. The 20 French…

Nearly 12,000 Costa Ricans have received both vaccine doses
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Nearly 12,000 Costa Ricans have received both vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 2, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 57,701 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, President Carlos Alvarado says. More than 11,800 people have already received both shots of the formula.…

Covax will ship AstraZeneca vaccines to Costa Rica, Latin America in mid-February
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Covax will ship AstraZeneca vaccines to Costa Rica, Latin America in mid-February

AFP and The Tico Times - February 1, 2021

Starting in mid-February and until the end of June, the Covax mechanism will send 35.3 million doses of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine to Latin America and the Caribbean,…