Covid-19 : Costa Rica makes vaccination mandatory for all government employees

The authorities released last week the results of a study with data as of September 14, which indicates that 86.7% of the patients hospitalized in intensive care units for Covid-19 were either not vaccinated or did not have the complete vaccination schedule, while 13.2% had already received the two doses.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of Costa Rica announced on Tuesday that the vaccine against Covid-19 will be mandatory for all public employees, and empowered private employers to require it for their workers.

"The National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission approved the obligatory nature of the vaccine against Covid-19 for all public sector employees, as well as for those private-sector employees whose employers, within their internal labor regulations, have opted to incorporate said vaccination as obligatory in their work centers," states a communiqué from the Ministry of Health.

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