More

    Adjustments of the Costa Rican COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to Reduce Mortality by Up to 47%

    They propose to immunize those over 80 in the first month and those between 70 and 79 years old in the second

    Must Read

    Costa Rica Starts Showing a Rebound in Tourism

    The Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica, Gustavo Segura, highlighted as an achievement that the country closed 2020 with...

    Three Homosexual Couples are Already Processing Adoption Processes in Costa Rica

    Adoption processes no longer make any distinction between heterosexual and homosexual couples, they only seek the suitability of the...

    Costa Rica is Years Ahead of Us, Panama Questions its Processes for Vaccination against COVID-19

    In Panama, there are more and more voices that question the internal processes of buying vaccines and freezers for...
    TCRN STAFFhttps://www.TheCostaRicaNews.com
    Creating a Conscious alternative news network that we feel the world needs. Pura Vida!

    Experts recommend to the National Vaccination Commission adjustments in the Costa Rican immunization program against COVID-19 to achieve greater effectiveness. Luis Rosero, the demographer, and Ronald Evans, epidemiologist and head of research at the School of Medicine of the Universidad Hispanoamericana, suggest prioritizing the most affected age groups to reduce mortality and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 by up to 47%.

    Specifically, what they propose is to stratify the second group to be vaccinated (the one over 58 years old regardless of whether or not they have a risk factor), so that it starts with the 80-year-old population, according to the observed mortality.

    “If 90% of the 95 thousand people in this group were vaccinated during the first month, mortality from this cause would be reduced by 24%. If in the second month, the vaccine was applied to 90% of the 190 thousand in ages between 70 and 79 years, we would have, after the first two months, a very significant reduction of 47% in mortality from COVID-19”, justified the demographer and Evans replied.

    But, in the case of following the official scheme, of vaccinating the entire population over 58 years of age, the impact on reducing mortality would be 24%. If there is any modification, it will be announced “proactively”, reported the Press of the Ministry of Health.

    Change of priority

    The experts’ suggestion to give priority to the age groups that have shown the greatest affectation is only one of the assessments made by the National Vaccination Commission. Other requests for adjustments to the COVID-19 vaccine program come from professional groups and associations who ask to be included among the priority sectors due to the risk to which they are subjected.

    For example, the National Council of People with Disabilities (Conapdis), proposed that group 1 include some 755 people with disabilities who reside in the 52 long-stay homes and the 388 officials who attend them permanently. Also, group 2 cares for people with disabilities who require generalized support and those who care for them, and group 3 direct care personnel from Conapdis.

    Likewise, local governments request that waste collectors, those in charge of cleaning the public roads, officials of the Child Care and Development Centers, and environmental and risk managers be incorporated into group 1.

    The educators also requested to be included in group 1 so that when starting in-person schooling they were immunized and not in group 4, where they were established. However, this sector has already been announced that they will have to wait their turn and only people over 58 will be ahead in group 2.

    Gradual process

    “Vaccines will come little by little: we are prioritizing those who are at risk of dying, becoming infected and infecting other risk groups,” justified Roberto Arroba, technical secretary of the National Commission of Vaccination and Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health.

    resonance Guanacaste
    RELOCATE TO THE BEACH AND WORK REMOTE Helping transition your life to live anywhere
    - Advertisement -

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    Costa Rica Starts Showing a Rebound in Tourism

    The Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica, Gustavo Segura, highlighted as an achievement that the country closed 2020 with...
    - Advertisement -

    More Articles Like This

    - Advertisement -
    Language »
    Be Part of the Community!
    Stay Up To Date And Connected

    and engage with likeminded folks on Costa Rica

     

    12 Years Changing The Way You Look At News!

    TCRN 12 years