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A total of 42,553 people in our country already have their complete vaccination schedule against covid-19, according to data from the Vaccine Information System (SIVA) of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).

According to Dr Leandra Abarca Gómez, from Epidemiological Surveillance at the CCSS, progress in the application of second doses is creating a protective barrier around the population that could be more vulnerable to covid.

In total, the CCSS immunisation teams have administered 96,948 vaccines, including first and second doses, reaching a national vaccination rate of 1.88 per 100 inhabitants.

The doctor explained that of this total, 81,169 have been applied to first responders and 15,779 to elderly and long-stay home workers.

Vaccination is ongoing in all regions of the country. The greater metropolitan area is leading the way in the application of doses, as this is the area with the largest population.

The South Central region has administered the highest number of doses (47,138) with a vaccination rate per 100 inhabitants of 2.45, followed by the North Central region (26,942) with a rate of 1.98 per 100 inhabitants.

As more doses of vaccine enter the country, they will continue to be distributed to all areas of the country to advance the immunisation process.

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