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Ministry of Health authorizes the AstraZeneca Vaccine for application in Costa Rica

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Today the Ministry of Health authorized the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, based on the conditional marketing authorization of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

This authorization is given after the evaluation of the Directorate for the Regulation of Health Products (DRPIS), of the Ministry of Health, which received on February 24, the request for authorization of emergency use of the AstraZeneca vaccine together with the requirements that demonstrate the quality, safety and efficacy of this vaccine.

Once the application and the documents provided have been reviewed (such as a certified letter of conditional marketing authorization issued by the EMA, an affidavit confirming that the product offered corresponds in all respects to the product authorized by EMA, pharmacological information and labeling, as well as certificates of good manufacturing practices) it is concluded that they are in compliance and they are notified today, February 26, of the authorization of the vaccine.

There is still no date for the arrival in Costa Rica of the first doses of the drug, but it is expected that the first deliveries may be received in May.

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