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There are 1,012,339 people who have received their first dose. And 646,346 people have completed their two-dose treatment.
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Published Thursday, June 3, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


As of Wednesday, a total of 1,658,684 vaccines against covid-19 have been applied, reaching a national vaccination rate of 31.13 per 100 inhabitants, according to the statistics from the Vaccine National Information System.

There are 1,012,339 people who have received their first dose. And 646,346 people have completed their two-dose treatment.

The country has imported 2,148,525 vaccines against covid-19, according to the National Emergency Commission.

The Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday a total of 73,792 active covid-19 cases in the country. Of the total 323,598 cases detected since last year. Of these 4,098 deaths were listed as covid-19 related, approximately 1.3% death rate.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the pandemic has killed more than 3.7 million people worldwide.



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 and cancer. Pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding are now allowed to receive the treatment.

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 Water Institute (AyA), workers of the 9-1-1 emergency center, court workers, judicial agents and workers of prisons and inmates.

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

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 staff to be placed on the list of vaccination against covid-19. Then clinic staff will provide the vaccine date.

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How is the vaccination against covid-19 rate going in your country?  We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com


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