Costa Rica has administered 241,724 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the Presidency reported Friday.
On Tuesday, June 22: Costa Rica added 1,525 new cases of Covid-19 and 16 deaths. There were 1,143 people hospitalized, including 450 in the ICU.
Costa Rica's public workers are required to get a Covid-19 vaccine starting Friday, October 15.
Costa Rica will mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for all public sector officials.
Costa Rica will mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for all public sector officials, the Health Ministry announced this week.
The news comes as Costa Rica reaches hospital occupancy not seen since June.
Throughout the entire pandemic, Costa Rica, a country of just over 5 million inhabitants, has accumulated 478,144 cases and 5,642 deaths related to the virus.
Cuba's vaunted public health system, which boasts more doctors per capita than any other country, has been pushed to the brink in recent months by the arrival of the coronavirus Delta variant.