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The twelfth shipment arrived last night at the Juan SantamarĂ­a International Airport in a DHL flight with 73,710 doses.
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Costa Rica has imported more than 750,000 Pfizer vaccines
















Published Wednesday, March 31, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Costa Rican government has imported 750,165 vaccines against covid-19, of the four million doses purchased from Pfizer/BioNTech, to apply the treatment to two million people.

The twelfth shipment arrived last night at the Juan SantamarĂ­a International Airport in a DHL flight with 73,710 doses.

Of the total vaccines imported 348, 355 doses have been applied (224,092 of first doses and 160,263 of second doses). The national vaccination rate is 9.32 per 100 inhabitants, according to the Social Security statistics on Tuesday.





The country remains to finish inoculating Group-A of High Risk, which includes elderly folks living in nursing homes, nursing home employees, healthcare workers, members of the police force, firefighters and National Emergency Commission workers, among others.

As well as Group-B of High Risk, which includes people over the age of 58, regardless of whether or not they have any pre-existing health risk factors.

To receive the treatment, participants must have a Costa Rican ID or a residency ID, known as DIMEX specific for immigrants with resident status.

As of Tuesday, there are 21,108 active infected people in the country, according to the Ministry of Health.

Of the 216,764 cases reported since March 2020, 2,957 deaths are listed as covid-19 related, approximately 1.4% death rate. Of these 1,852 are men and 1,105 women. The ages range from a 2-year-old to a 103-year-old.

The pandemic has killed more than 2.8 million people worldwide, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University in the United States.


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