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US, 13 allies voice concern on WHO-backed Covid report
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US, 13 allies voice concern on WHO-backed Covid report

AFP - March 31, 2021

The United States and 13 allies on Tuesday jointly voiced concern over a World Health Organization-backed report on the origins of Covid-19 and urged China to provide…

Costa Rica has applied more vaccines than positive cases
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Costa Rica has applied more vaccines than positive cases

The Tico Times - March 31, 2021

Costa Rica has vaccinated more people against SARS-CoV-2 than people who have tested positive for the virus, the Presidency reported. As of Tuesday, 224,092 people have received…

President asks health authorities to speed up vaccine process
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President asks health authorities to speed up vaccine process

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 26, 2021

President Carlos Alvarado has called upon Costa Rican health authorities to speed up coronavirus vaccine administrations, according to a report. “I have asked the [Social Security] Fund…

Costa Rica has received more than 675,000 vaccine doses
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Costa Rica has received more than 675,000 vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 24, 2021

Costa Rica received 119,340 more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night for a total of 676,455, the Presidency reported. As of Monday, Costa Rica had administered…

Costa Rica surpasses 300,000 vaccine doses administered
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Costa Rica surpasses 300,000 vaccine doses administered

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 22, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 312,425 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, President Carlos Alvarado said Monday. More than 106,000 people have completed the vaccine schedule by receiving both…

Costa Rica to slow administration of first vaccine doses
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Costa Rica to slow administration of first vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2021

Costa Rica will stop offering the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine to elderly adults until April, in an effort to prioritize second doses for that population.…

EU health agency says AstraZeneca jab ‘safe and effective’
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EU health agency says AstraZeneca jab ‘safe and effective’

Danny Kemp with AFP Bureaus - March 18, 2021

Europe's medical regulator said Thursday the AstraZeneca vaccine is "safe and effective" and not associated with a higher blood clot risk, after more than a dozen countries…

Four Latin American countries have already received vaccines through Covax
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Four Latin American countries have already received vaccines through Covax

The Tico Times - March 16, 2021

Four Latin American countries have already received Covid-19 vaccines through Covax, the global distribution system promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), its regional office said on…

Costa Rica purchases 1 million more Pfizer vaccines
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Costa Rica purchases 1 million more Pfizer vaccines

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 15, 2021

Costa Rica has purchased an additional 1 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for a total of 4 million, the Presidency announced Monday. The country expects…

Fewer than 0.7% have reported adverse vaccine effects, Health Ministry says
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Fewer than 0.7% have reported adverse vaccine effects, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 13, 2021

Fewer than 0.7% of vaccine applications in Costa Rica have “presented some type of event supposedly attributable” to the injection, according to the Health Ministry.  Xiomara Vega,…