SAN JOSE, January 30 (EP/PL). Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health announced today that it has agreed to approve an extension of the shelf life of the PBS/sucrose formulation for vaccines against COVID-19 from 15 to 18 months. of the Pfizer/BioNTech consortium.
In a press release, that portfolio said it received a corresponding update to the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech, where the shelf life of the PBS/sucrose formulation has been extended from 15 to 18 months.
He points out that this information was validated by the Ministry of Health’s Directorate for Regulation of Products of Health Interest giving the same detail.
maintains that this update applies to the presentation with the initial version of the vial with the purple cap that is used in people over 12 years of age and highlights that vaccines against COVID-19 Extending the useful life of is a rigorous, safe, scientifically based process. There is strong and high level of evidence.
The Ministry of Health takes the opportunity to urge the population to go to the health centers of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, in charge of public health in Costa Rica, and even to 36 private health centers, including hospitals and pharmacies. To facilitate the application of the drug against this disease.
According to the most recent weekly report from the Directorate of Health Surveillance, from that portfolio, which was released last Friday, Costa Rica registered 3,805 new cases of Covid-19 in the third epidemiological week of 2023 (from 15 to 21 January) .
The data shows that in the period they reported 1,060 new positive cases for the disease between January 8 and 14, when 4,865 patients with COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, were counted, and the number of cases reported as of March 6. had arrived in this country. , 2020.
The daily average number of hospitalizations in the third epidemiological week of this year was 165, of which 147 were in wards and 18 in intensive care units (ICU), a slight increase from the previous period, the report said. There is an increase, when there were 160. daily hospitalizations, of which 142 were in the ward and 18 in the ICU.
In those seven days, they recorded 16 deaths from Covid-19, just over two per day, and three deaths less than the 19 reported in Epidemiological Week Two of 2023, reveals the Directorate of Health Surveillance.