Costa Rica began the vaccination against Covid-19 today.

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In the CEACO, where the first two CCSS officials were vaccinated, were Alexander Solís Delgado, president of the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Attention (CNE), Pedro González Morera, Vice Minister of Health and Dr. Mario Ruizillo, medical manager of the CCSS.

With this opening ceremony, a vaccination process begins that will be carried out from this last week of 2020 and during 2021. The vaccines that entered will be applied to the first risk group that are first responders and older adults who are located long estancia and its workers.

As Leandra Abarca, coordinator of the Expanded Immunization Program of the CCSS, has indicated, “this vaccination will be sustained throughout 2020 and 2021, but not massively, so that the support of the population as each health area indicates when it corresponds to their communities to vaccinate, do so in a controlled manner, respecting the order of the five groups to be vaccinated defined by the Ministry of Health ”.

For weeks the Caja’s health teams have been preparing for the vaccination campaign. The local teams are experts because they have years of experience in the application of vaccines in the population, in addition to the commitment and charisma that characterizes the staff, Macaya mentioned.

For his part, Dr. Daniel Salas explained that in this first stage, in accordance with the provisions of the National Vaccine Commission, older adults institutionalized in long-stay centers and first responders are in the first vaccination group. and it will continue in accordance with the already known prioritization, said the health minister while reiterating the guarantee of the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.


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