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People now can request for an official certificate of full inoculation.
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Published Wednesday, June 9, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

As of Tuesday, a total of 1,906,177 vaccines against covid-19 have been applied, reaching a national vaccination rate of 36.92 per 100 inhabitants, according to the statistics from the Vaccine National Information System.

Of these 1,219,551 people have received their first dose, and 686,626 people have completed their two-dose treatment.

People now can request for an official certificate of full inoculation by following the process established by the Ministry of Health:

Complete the online form that is published on the Ministry website.

Email a copy of the ID or Dimex for foreign residents, and a copy of the vaccination card to

The ministry will set the date to pick up the official certificate of the person who was vaccinated against covid-19.

In the case of people who need the certification to travel abroad, it is required to request the corresponding apostille before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The country continues inoculating the following groups simultaneously:

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 Emergency Commission workers, among others.

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

Group-C, which includes people between the ages of 12 and 58 with certain health risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, chronic kidney disease, obesity, cancer, among others.
Group-D, which includes garbage collectors, workers from the Ministry of Public Education, workers from the private education sector, workers from the Public Care Centers, workers from orphanages and shelters, workers of the 9-1-1 emergency center among others.

There is no vaccination scheduled for people listed in Group-E, which includes the rest of the population (Costa Ricans and expats residents) not listed in any of the groups previously mentioned.

Those living in Costa Rica, but not born in the country, must have a residency ID, known as DIMEX, specific for immigrants with resident status to register for the vaccine. Expat residents must also visit the local community clinic, known as Ebais, to be listed as a candidate for getting the treatment.

To get listed, expats must provide a copy of the DIMEX and one utility bill to verify the person's home address. Country residency verification is a requirement to find the specific public clinic where the person must be attended.

Once verified by Ebais, expats must request to the clinic's staff to be placed on the list of vaccination against covid-19. Then clinic staff will provide the vaccine date.

As of Sunday, Costa Rica has imported 2,432,085 vaccines against covid-19, according to the National Emergency Commission.

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