More than half of the doses of the vaccine against covid-19 that have been placed by the vaccination teams of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) have been placed in the arm of people over 58 years of age; This was explained by Dr. Mario Ruiz Cubillo, the institution’s medical manager.
According to the official, the data registered until yesterday afternoon in the Integrated Vaccine System (SIVA) show the placement of 241,724 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 throughout the country; which allows Costa Rica to achieve a national vaccination rate of 4.68 per 100 inhabitants.
Of that total dose, 123,055 correspond to vaccines given to people aged 58 years and over (50.9%); 115,027 correspond to first doses and 8,028 to second doses. In this group, the medical manager emphasized that the vaccination rate for those over 100 years old in first doses has already reached 71.5 per 100 inhabitants, while the vaccination rate in first doses for people between 80 and 90 years old already it reaches 60 for every 100 inhabitants.
Regarding the vaccination of the first prioritized group, made up of officials from the first response institutions to the covid-19 pandemic, 118 669 doses have been placed (49.1% of the total doses placed), of these 72 799 correspond to first doses and 45,870 to second doses.
In this prioritized group, Dr. Ruiz highlighted that 14 788 doses have been placed on private health service workers. “We are a single health system and that health system includes colleagues from private health facilities, so we are developing strategies to expedite the vaccination of those who work in these facilities,” said Dr. Ruiz.
Of the total number of registered vaccines, 187,826 correspond to first doses and 53,898 to second; that is, the latter are people who have already completed their immunization schedule against this disease.
The Costa Rican Social Security Fund is vaccinating in all first-level care facilities distributed throughout the country.