120-year-old “Chepito” received the Vaccine against Covid19. The oldest Tico

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Jose Uriel de los Ángeles Delgado Corrales, was born on March 10, 1900. In some of his 120 years of life, his nickname became “Chepito” and today he is the oldest Tico of all. In addition to holding the still unofficial record of being one of the longest-lived people on the planet.

According to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the institution in charge of registering births, deaths and family ties in Costa Rica, Chépito was born at 10 p.m. m. in San Antonio de Escazú and is the son of Jesús Delgado and Gabrila Corrales. For 25 years he has lived in the Home for the Elderly of Piedades de Santa Ana

This Tuesday, the Santa Ana Health Area administered by COOPESANA R.L. The vaccination against COVID-19 began, and the first to receive the vaccine was José Uriel Delgado Corrales known as “Chepito”, the oldest Costa Rican with 120 years.

The vaccination began at the Home for the Elderly in Piedades de Santa Ana. The nurse in charge of carrying out the vaccination was Kathlen Barquero, head of nursing at COOPESANA R.L.

«For COOPESANA RL it is a privilege to be able to vaccinate the oldest person in Costa Rica, above all because of the experience we have in the country of receiving a new vaccine and giving priority to the most vulnerable people, in this case who live in long-term homes. I stay as older adults and what more example than with our beloved Chepito », says the nurse.

In the Santa Health Area will continue with the vaccination in nursing homes this Tuesday.

The nurse in charge of carrying out the vaccination was Kathlen Barquero, head of nursing at COOPESANA R.L, a company that administers the Health Area of ​​that canton.

“It is a privilege to be able to vaccinate the oldest person in Costa Rica, especially because of the experience we have in the country of receiving a new vaccine and giving priority to the most vulnerable people, in this case who live in long-stay homes such as older adults and what more example than with our dear Chepito ”, assures the nurse.

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