October 18. Through October 28, Costa Rica Social Security Fund (CCSS) establishments will continue vaccinating undocumented migrants against Covid-19, the organization announced.
This extends the initial period, which expired Friday, October 14.
As explained by Dr. Mario Ruiz Cubillo, medical manager of the CCSS, the organization’s health centers will apply the Covid-19 vaccine to all migrants over 18 years of age regardless of their legal status in Costa Rica.
This population will likely receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, since Costa Rica has about 250,000 available doses of that formula. The CCSS says vaccinating foreigners will not prevent Costa Ricans and legal residents from receiving their shots.
According to the CCSS, from October 8-14, some 28,845 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered to foreigners in Costa Rica. Of these, 17,299 correspond to first doses and 11,546 to second.
The Covid-19 vaccine will be a requirement to enter many businesses in Costa Rica as of December 1.
Source: The Tico Times