(CRHoy.com) .- The storm that currently affects 85% of the national territory forced the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) to suspend the vaccination against COVID-19 in the regions this weekend Huetar Atlántica and Brunca (Caribbean of the country).
As explained by Dr. Eduardo Cambronero Hernández, director of the health services network, the meteorological conditions and the effects that have occurred in some of the communities in these regions forced the vaccination teams of the CCSS to stop immunization over the weekend, picking it up next week.
“We must ensure the protection of the population and our officials in these regions, this forces us to wait for the weather conditions to allow rehabilitate steps and the facilities that were affected by the storm, ”explained Cambronero Hernández.
The official added that tomorrow morning will assess the possibility of opening vaccination centers in Puerto Viejo and Sarapiquí, communities that were affected by the rains.
However, the spokesperson for the institution explained that during the weekend 38 health facilities -distributed in different regions of the country- will continue to protect the population against COVID-19.