The most recent shipment containing 223,470 doses of Pfizer vaccines arrived on a DHL cargo last night - National Emergency Commission photo -

Published on Friday, August 27, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Costa Rica has imported 5,062,815 vaccines against covid-19, according to the National Emergency Commission.

The most recent shipment containing 223,470 doses of Pfizer vaccines arrived on a DHL cargo last night at the Juan Santamarķa International Airport. These are part of the 6,001,125 Pfizer vaccines purchased to inoculate more than 3 million people.

The country hast imported 571,200 doses of AstraZeneca as part of the purchased 1,000,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses for the treatment of more than 500,000 people.

An additional 172,950 doses have been imported as part of the purchased 2,037,600 vaccines through the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX), of the World Health Organization (WHO). The purchase includes WHO-approved vaccines, such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna. This purchase was made to provide treatment to more than one million people.

According to the authorities, from July 16 to 25, the 503,100 doses donated by the United States government were applied.

The total vaccines purchased and donated are about 9,541,825 to protect more than 4.7 million people living in Costa Rica.

Recently, President Carlos Alvarado announced that 69,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines will be donated by Spain to inoculate approximately 38,800 people. The treatment will be sent to the country through COVAX. The date on which this donation will arrive has not been informed yet.

Also, Costa Rica will provide free booster vaccines against covid-19 to a certain group of adults and children in 2022, announced the Ministry of Health.

As of Tuesday, in Costa Rica there were applied 4,033,022 vaccines against covid-19, according to the Vaccine National Information System report.

In the country are 82,929 active covid-19 cases, as part of the total 452,997 cases detected since last year. There were 5,417 deaths listed as covid-19 related, approximately 1.2% death rate in Costa Rica, according to the health authorities report published on the Health Ministry site.

What have you heard about another country giving donations of WHO- approved vaccines against covid-19?  We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to


Facebook110217.jpg twitter110217.jpg