This December 24th at 10:30 a.m. The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was received as a Christmas gift by Mrs. Elizabeth Castillo Cervantes, 91 years old, and Mr. Jorge De Ford Almetlla, 72 years old, and the CEACO officials, Dr. José Acuña Feoli, a doctor, and Dr. Tatiana Sancho Chacón, nurse.
“This moment represents for the country the beginning of the path to end the COVID-19 pandemic,” expressed the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, very emotional, highlighting the multiple efforts that the country involved in having this vaccine, a promise that today it was finalized with the application of the vaccine to the first four Costa Ricans.
Like Mrs. Elizabeth and Mr. Jorge, the rest of the residents of the long-stay center and the health people who care for the elderly of the place will be vaccinated.
At the PROPAM Long-stay Center located in San Ramón de Tres Ríos, the elderly were accompanied by the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Daniel Salas Peraza, Minister of Health, and Román Macaya Hayes, Executive President of the Caja Costarricense de Social Security (CCSS).
The president celebrated the start of the vaccination campaign and indicated that “this is the best Christmas gift that can be given to the Costa Rican population because hope and energy return to redouble efforts to end the pandemic and move forward all and all ”affirmed Alvarado.