The first Costa Rican to be vaccinated against covid-19 is Carlos Abarca. He was vaccinated in the United States, at his place of employment, the Texas Children’s Hospital. The Consulate of Costa Rica in Houston was there to photograph the event.
The Costa Rican resident of Texas was inoculated on Thursday morning, day four of the vaccination campaign in the United States. The vaccine was developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and is delivered to the vaccination sites in refrigerated boxes.
Abarca said that he feels fine and is looking forward to the end of this pandemic. He encourages all without contraindications to vaccinate as soon as we are given the opportunity, so that we can get the pandemic under control.
The National Vaccination Commission has defined the populations who will get the first doses in Costa Rica, when the vaccines arrive in the first quarter of 2021: healthcare workers, seniors over the age of 58, and those with jobs where they come into contact with others, such as domestic workers.