When presenting the campaign last Friday, in his personal profiles on social networks, President Carlos Alvarado wrote that ‘this is in favor of the health of all people and communities, because each person who is vaccinated also protects those who are surround ‘.
And we guide it to those who live in the country, because there is no vaccine tourism here, he said and called on those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so. “Let’s do it to take care of ourselves,” he stressed.
The immunization of irregular migrants residing in the country was approved by the National Commission for Vaccination and Epidemiology (CNVE).
In this regard, the Deputy Minister of Health Pedro González said that this CNVE agreement is of great importance to protect the greatest number of people against Covid-19, managing to immunize those foreigners residing in the country, but that due to certain situations they do not they have been able to document their roots.
For his part, the medical manager of the CCSS -in charge of public health in Costa Rica-, Mario Ruiz, said that in a special way during these seven days, any person over 18 years of age, regardless of their nationality, their immigration status or proof of roots, you can start your vaccination scheme against this disease.
Ruiz stressed that the vaccines against Covid-19 applied here are safe and have proven effective in reducing the risk of severe complications and the risk of death from this disease.
Costa Rica has the goal of achieving group or herd immunity (70 percent of the country’s total population) against SARS-CoV-2 before the end of 2021, although specialists now consider that in the case of this virus, it should be 85 percent.
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