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Costa Rica approves AstraZeneca vaccine for most adults
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Costa Rica approves AstraZeneca vaccine for most adults

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 9, 2021

Costa Rica's National Commission for Vaccination and Epidemiology (CNVE) has approved the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine for nearly all adults, the government announced Thursday. AstraZeneca doses "will…

EU agency says AstraZeneca clot risk ‘very rare’ as nations battle virus surges
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EU agency says AstraZeneca clot risk ‘very rare’ as nations battle virus surges

Danny Kemp, with AFP bureaus - April 7, 2021

The EU's medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine but the benefits of the jab…

AstraZeneca vaccine benefits ‘outweigh the risks,’ EMA says
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AstraZeneca vaccine benefits ‘outweigh the risks,’ EMA says

The Tico Times - April 6, 2021

Costa Rica on Wednesday will receive its first doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Administration of this formula has been suspended by several countries over concerns about…

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 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 regulator ‘firmly convinced’ AstraZeneca jab benefits outweigh risks
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EU regulator ‘firmly convinced’ AstraZeneca jab benefits outweigh risks

Nina Larson and Danny Kemp / AFP - March 16, 2021

The EU's medicines regulator said Tuesday it was "firmly convinced" the benefits of AstraZeneca's jab outweigh potential risks, insisting there was no evidence linking the vaccine to…

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,…

Costa Rica has administered 240,000 vaccine doses
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Costa Rica has administered 240,000 vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 12, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 241,724 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the Presidency reported Friday. Nearly 54,000 people have already received both shots of the formula. The…

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