In one week, Costa Rica vaccinates about 50,000 people.

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The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) have registered the total placement of 149,812 vaccines against covid-19, reaching a national application rate of 2.90 per 100 inhabitants; this according to the Vaccination Information System (SIVA) as of February 26, 2021. As explained by Dr. Leandra Abarca Gómez of Epidemiological Surveillance of the CCSS, of the total doses 103 695 correspond to first doses and 46 117 to second; that is, people with their complete vaccination schedule.

The doctor highlighted the progress in vaccination of the group of people over 58 years of age. Here 47,904 doses have already been placed, where 41,578 correspond to first doses and 6,326 to second ones. Vaccination varies in each health area depending on the demographic composition of each community and its operational planning.

Cantidad de vacunas contra la covid-19 aplicadas en personas de 58 años y más por dosis, según grupo de edad.

Grupo de edad

Cantidad de

primeras dosis

Cantidad de

segundas dosis

Tasa de vacunación por 100 habitantes

58 a 59 años

2 305

1304

3.4

60 a 79 años

12 296

2935

2.5

80 a 99 años

26 748

2037

29.9

100 y más

229

50

51.6

Total

41 578

6 326


Fuente: EDUS-SIVA 26 de febrero de 2021

 

Regarding the geographic distribution of vaccination, the Central South region, which includes the province of Cartago and the Metropolitan area of San José, remains in the lead in the number of doses applied with 70 761, followed by the Central North ( Heredia and the Alajuela metropolitan area) whose vaccination teams have placed 39,599.

Vacunas COVID-19 por región de salud.

CCSS, Costa Rica. 2021

Región Integrada de Salud

Cantidad de vacunas registradas

Tasa de Vacunación

(x 100 hab)

CENTRAL NORTE

39 599

2.90

CENTRAL SUR

70 761

3.68

HUETAR NORTE

5 481

1.96

PACIFICO CENTRAL

9 253

3.10

HUETAR ATLÁNTICA

4 983

1.08

BRUNCA

7 140

1.92

CHOROTEGA

12 595

2.70

Total

149 812

2.90

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