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WHO authorizes China’s Sinovac Covid jab
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WHO authorizes China’s Sinovac Covid jab

Robin MILLARD / AFP and The Tico Times - June 2, 2021

The World Health Organization on Tuesday authorized the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use -- the second Chinese jab to receive the WHO's green light. The UN…

Costa Rica authorizes Covid vaccine for all teenagers
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Costa Rica authorizes Covid vaccine for all teenagers

The Tico Times - June 2, 2021

The National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission of Costa Rica has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for anyone 12 years of age and older. Teenagers with risk factors are…

Serious Covid vaccine side effects rare, says Costa Rica’s Health Ministry
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Serious Covid vaccine side effects rare, says Costa Rica’s Health Ministry

The Tico Times - May 27, 2021

The Health Ministry says headache, localized pain and a low-grade fever are the most common side effects reported after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine in Costa Rica. Since…

Costa Rica makes it easier to get vaccines abroad
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Costa Rica makes it easier to get vaccines abroad

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 26, 2021

Health authorities have made it easier for Costa Ricans who got their first vaccine dose abroad to receive their second shot closer to home. "The National Vaccination…

Mexico to start exporting AstraZeneca vaccines to Latin America
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Latin America
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Mexico to start exporting AstraZeneca vaccines to Latin America

AFP and The Tico Times - May 25, 2021

Mexico will soon begin exporting AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to other Latin American nations, the government said Tuesday, under a joint production agreement with Argentina hit by a…

Costa Rica joins call for equitable vaccine access worldwide
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Costa Rica joins call for equitable vaccine access worldwide

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 25, 2021

President Carlos Alvarado was among seven Latin American leaders who signed an open letter that asks for countries with excess Covid-19 vaccines to distribute doses equitably with…

Costa Rica receives first direct shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines
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Costa Rica receives first direct shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2021

Costa Rica on Sunday received 204,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the country's first direct shipment from that pharmaceutical. In total, the country has now received…

Costa Rica faces tragic pandemic wave amid vaccine push
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Costa Rica faces tragic pandemic wave amid vaccine push

David GOLDBERG / AFP - May 23, 2021

At the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Costa Rica, Édgar Chacón crossed his fingers and hoped his Covid-19 won't get worse. If he had to go…

Costa Rica receives largest delivery of Covid vaccines
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Costa Rica receives largest delivery of Covid vaccines

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 20, 2021

Costa Rica received a shipment of 174,330 Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines on Wednesday night, the largest single delivery of doses, the Presidency reported. In May, Costa Rica has…

Second Covax shipment arrives in Costa Rica
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Second Covax shipment arrives in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 14, 2021

Costa Rica on Thursday received 88,800 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 in the second shipment from the Covax facility. In total, Costa Rica has now…

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