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Central American Bank approves $80 million to finance vaccines in Costa Rica
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Central American Bank approves $80 million to finance vaccines in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 31, 2021

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) approved financing of $80 million for the purchase of vaccines against Covid-19 in Costa Rica, the financial institution announced…

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,…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, January 18
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, January 18

The Tico Times - January 28, 2021

Costa Rica's coronavirus R value has dipped to its lowest level since April, according to analysis from the University of Costa Rica (UCR). The UCR estimates the…

Pfizer suspends Costa Rica vaccine shipments for 3 weeks
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Pfizer suspends Costa Rica vaccine shipments for 3 weeks

The Tico Times - January 22, 2021

Pfizer will suspend vaccine shipments to Costa Rica for three weeks, the Central American country reported Thursday. However, Costa Rican health authorities will continue vaccinating at-risk populations…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, January 19
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, January 19

The Tico Times - January 19, 2021

Costa Rica registered 958 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, January 16; 508 on Sunday, January 17; 363 on Monday, January 18; and 861 cases on Tuesday,…

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’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…

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…

Messenger RNA: How a long-shot idea led to Covid-19 vaccines
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Messenger RNA: How a long-shot idea led to Covid-19 vaccines

Issam AHMED / AFP - December 16, 2020

Hungarian-born scientist Katalin Kariko's obsession with researching a substance called mRNA to fight disease once cost her a faculty position at a prestigious US university, which dismissed…

Who gets the coronavirus vaccine first?
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Who gets the coronavirus vaccine first?

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 16, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities on Wednesday provided a roadmap detailing which populations will receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The National Commission of Vaccination and…

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