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Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 25, 2019

The Social Security System (CCSS) announced Wednesday that Costa Rica will begin administering the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine as part of its basic vaccination schedule. Dr.…

Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 23, 2019

Measles have been reintroduced in Costa Rica this year thanks to two foreign families that vacationed or reside here and were not vaccinated against the virus, the…

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry confirms three imported cases of the measles
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Health matters
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Costa Rica’s Health Ministry confirms three imported cases of the measles

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 21, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry confirmed Thursday afternoon three imported cases of the measles, the country's first since 2014. The affected are a 5-year-old French boy, his mother…

Cartago hospital confirms death from AH1N1 virus
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Cartago hospital confirms death from AH1N1 virus

L. Arias - December 29, 2015

Max Peralta Hospital in Cartago province has confirmed that a patient died last week of complications caused by AH1N1, also known as swine flu. Hospital director Alexánder Sánchez…

Vaccination against influenza starts next month in Costa Rica
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Expat Living
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Vaccination against influenza starts next month in Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 24, 2015

The Social Security System, or Caja, will conduct a campaign to vaccinate some 550,000 people against influenza viruses between March and April. The campaign represents an investment…

Going to the Brazil World Cup? Get your vaccines first
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Brazil 2014
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Going to the Brazil World Cup? Get your vaccines first

L. Arias - May 21, 2014

Local fans planning to support Costa Rica’s National Football Team, known as “La Sele,” next month in Brazil must comply with a health requirement for vaccines against…

Let’s stop measles from crashing the World Cup in Brazil
Brazil 2014
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Brazil 2014
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Let’s stop measles from crashing the World Cup in Brazil

Jon Kim Andrus | Pan American Health Organization - May 15, 2014

The 2014 World Cup will be played next month in Brazil. It’s a fitting honor for a country that has won the most titles (five) in the…

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Get your flu vaccinations here!

L. Arias - November 8, 2013

Public hospitals from Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Monday will launch a national vaccination campaign against the influenza virus. The official start date for…

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Costa Rican health officials alarmed at spike in respiratory illnesses

L. Arias - September 24, 2013

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry last week reported that 40 people – 23 women and 17 men – have died this year from complications linked to respiratory viruses.…

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Costa Rican health officials confirm eight deaths from AH1N1 virus

L. Arias - July 18, 2013

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the eighth death this year from the AH1N1 influenza virus. The latest cases were patients at Hospital México in the capital who…