Costa Rica received nearly 80,000 doses of vaccines last night.

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This Tuesday, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer resumed the delivery of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 with a sixth batch of 79,560 doses, which will allow it to continue with the process of the first priority group and start with the second group, according to the vaccination plan.

At around 9 p.m., DHL AERO EXPRESS flight 231 from Miami entered the country, with the vaccines kept at a temperature of minus 70 degrees Celsius.

Of the total number of vaccines received, 80%, or 63,648 doses, will be used to start vaccinating the second priority group of people over 58 years of age. The planning will be carried out according to each health area, but prioritising from oldest to youngest.

The remaining 20% of what was received today, i.e. 15,912 doses, will be used to continue the vaccination of the first priority group, i.e. frontline pandemic responders.

The President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, welcomed the resumption of the delivery of vaccines by the pharmaceutical company, as it represents the beginning of a new phase in the process with the vaccination of the second priority group.

“This positive news continues to fuel hope. It is time to redouble our care and continue the fight against the virus. Vaccination is the fundamental tool to move Costa Rica forward, because in addition to protecting public health, it stimulates the country’s economic recovery and allows us to reduce the negative impacts of this pandemic that has tested us so much,” said the President.

Alexander Solís, president of the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Attention (CNE), said he was pleased with the arrival of these vaccines, which will primarily serve the elderly. We have been in constant communication with the supplying company so that the shipment of more vaccines could be resumed on the agreed date,” he said. According to the Pfizer company, deliveries in the coming weeks will be in quantities that will allow us to meet the agreed supply”, concluded the head of government.

This Monday, the CCSS reported that 42,553 people from different areas of the country have already received their full course of vaccination, i.e. the two doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine.

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