The health authorities will maintain the vaccination against COVID-19 of vulnerable groups despite the notification from the company Pfizer to resume shipments to the country in mid-February. In this way, all those people who received their first dose are assured of the second inoculation without any setback.
The Government of Costa Rica received this morning a formal communication from Pfizer in which it notifies that as part of the increase in production, it will make improvements in the process and its facilities, which will allow weekly deliveries to resume in the second fortnight of February. The company indicated that by March it expects to have regularized deliveries, managing to catch up with 100% of the doses agreed for the first quarter of the year.
These modifications of the pharmaceutical house will allow it to increase its production worldwide, to deliver around two billion doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 by the end of 2021.
The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) informs the population that the vaccination campaign in the country will not stop, since the strategy designed by the authorities contemplates a planned and orderly use of vaccines and supplies that anticipated any decrease in the supply, this will allow to continue with the administration of the second dose to the people who already received the first. In this way, all those who have already received their first dose are guaranteed their second vaccination 21 days later.
In fact, the health authorities inform the more than 30 thousand people who have already started their immunization process, that health officials throughout the country will communicate for the inoculation of the second dose, as has been given during the vaccination campaign.