At 9pm, DHL EXPRESS 0231 flight from Miami entered the country with 16,575 more doses of Pfizer’s SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. This delivery, added to the four previous batches, means that the country has already received a total of 104,325 doses.
The vaccines, in the custody of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), will be used to continue the vaccination campaign inside and outside the Greater Metropolitan Area, which the institution has been carrying out since December 24 and which has already been applied to more than 29,389 people throughout the country, according to the cut-off date of Monday morning, January 18.
This progress in vaccine procurement reflects the inter-agency work being done against COVID-19, and a tool to boost economic recovery.
Vaccines are kept at a temperature of minus 70 degrees, which is maintained during transportation until they are placed in a freezer.
The first batches correspond to 9,750 doses that arrived in the country on Wednesday 23rd December, the second delivery on Wednesday 30th December with 11,700 doses, the third flight was on Tuesday 5th January with 33,150 doses and the fourth arrived on Tuesday 12th January with 33,150 doses.