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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, January 8
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, January 8

The Tico Times - January 8, 2021

The country registered 1,447 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, January 6; 1,369 on Thursday, January 7; and 1,207 cases on Friday, January 8, reaching a total…

Costa Rica purchased Pfizer vaccines for $36 million
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Costa Rica purchased Pfizer vaccines for $36 million

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 6, 2021

The 3 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine purchased by Costa Rica cost $36 million, the Presidency revealed Wednesday. The purchase price includes enough vaccines for 1.5…

Vaccine distribution outside of GAM to begin next week
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Vaccine distribution outside of GAM to begin next week

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2021

Costa Rica next week will begin administering coronavirus vaccines outside of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), the Health Ministry reported. As of Sunday, January 3, some 2,455…

Costa Rica reports no adverse effects after first vaccine shots
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Costa Rica reports no adverse effects after first vaccine shots

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 29, 2020

The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS) reported no adverse events after the country began its coronavirus vaccination campaign last week. “The elderly residents of Hogar PROPAM…

LatAm countries begin mass vaccinations as Europe fears new strain
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LatAm countries begin mass vaccinations as Europe fears new strain

Barnaby CHESTERMAN with AFP bureaus - December 25, 2020

Three Latin American countries launched mass immunization programs on Thursday as fears grew in Europe over a variant coronavirus strain that is believed to be far more…

Costa Rica begins vaccination campaign against COVID-19
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Costa Rica begins vaccination campaign against COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 24, 2020

Less than 300 days after Costa Rica confirmed its first case of COVID-19, the country on Thursday morning began vaccinating citizens and residents against the disease. Elizabeth…

Watch: The first coronavirus vaccines arrive in Costa Rica
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Watch: The first coronavirus vaccines arrive in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 24, 2020

The first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine arrived Wednesday night to Costa Rica. Health professionals and residents of elderly homes will begin receiving the vaccine today.…

Costa Rica’s first coronavirus vaccines will arrive today
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Costa Rica’s first coronavirus vaccines will arrive today

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 23, 2020

The first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine will arrive in Costa Rica on Wednesday night, President Carlos Alvarado announced. Costa Ricans will begin receiving the vaccine…

Health unions ask for isolation measures in Costa Rica until the New Year
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Health unions ask for isolation measures in Costa Rica until the New Year

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 23, 2020

Five health unions in Costa Rica on Tuesday issued a joint statement asking authorities to enact immediate restrictions in order to stem the rate of coronavirus infections…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, December 18
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, December 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 18, 2020

Costa Rica registered 1,167 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 16, 1,125 cases on Thursday, December 17, and 1,084 on Friday, December 18, reaching a total…