By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Costa Rica Ministry of Health said as of Monday, October 25, vaccination against COVID-19 will be opened for minors between 12 and 17 years old, throughout the country, as part of the national vaccination strategy.

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“Excellent news for our adolescent population, as well as for their mothers, fathers and guardians who we know are eager to have access to vaccines that protect them against COVID-19,” said the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Salas Peraza.

“The availability of vaccines allows us to start with this group and brings us closer to protecting the entire vaccinable target population. We have seen the enthusiasm of the youth and their parents for receiving the vaccine and this is great news for everyone, ”said Dr. Mario Ruiz Cubillo, medical manager of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).

Dr. Diana Paniagua Hidalgo, epidemiological surveillance of the CCSS, explained that in order to be vaccinated, young people must be accompanied by an adult and present their identification document.

Paniagua noted that the first and second doses of the vaccine should be administered in the same place, but that if necessary they could change the place of vaccination if previously coordinated with the health area and according to the availability of vaccines.

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As of Monday, October 18, 6,124,445 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been applied throughout the country; This according to the CCSS’s Integrated Vaccine System (SIVA) records, which represents 84% ​​of the national vaccination target that includes all those over 12 years of age.