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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…

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Annual vaccination against influenza begins early

L. Arias - December 5, 2012

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Monday will launch its annual vaccination program against influenza, two months earlier than expected. The decision to move forward…

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Caja distributes influenza vaccine

Tico Times - March 1, 2012

Costa Rica’s annual vaccination program against influenza (two strains of influenza A and one strain of influenza B) was officially launched Thursday at Santamaría Senior Care Center…

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Caja to distribute flu vaccines next week

Tico Times - February 21, 2012

The Social Security System (Caja) announced that the first shipment of influenza vaccines arrived Tuesday and is being cleared by customs. The trivalent vaccine protects against two…

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