With a shipment of 33,150 doses, the third lot of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine arrived in our country this Tuesday at 9:07 p.m. from Miami, and was transferred to the institution’s facilities where it will be stored while distribution to health facilities takes place.
These doses will be used to start the vaccination in the different communities outside the Great Metropolitan Area next January 11, as planned by the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS). The vaccination campaign has been underway since 24 December.
The vaccines entered on a DHL flight and are kept at a temperature of minus 70 degrees, which is maintained during transportation until they are disposed of in a freezer.
These vaccines are in addition to the first batch of 9,750 doses of COVID-19 vaccine that arrived in our country last Wednesday 23rd December and the second delivery last Wednesday 30th December with 11,700 doses.
The Executive Director of the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Care (CNE), Yamileth Mata, was present at the arrival. She pointed out that the effort and rigour carried out with the team of professionals from the CNE, the CCSS and the Health Department, make it possible for Costa Rica to be one of the first countries in Latin America to have the vaccines. Also present was the Vice Minister of Public Security, Luis Castillo.