I have had both Pfizer shots but did not get any paperwork to prove I’m vaccinated! Where can I get proof that I am vaccinated?
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My wife and I have had SaludSa insurance since 2018. During the pandemic everything has seemed to move online and talking to a real person is not only a challenge but next to impossible. My wife is currently needing surgery but we can´t seem to get any information on the process so that we can use the SaludSa insurance.
Information such as – preauthorization process, reimbursement process, etc.
We are reluctant to cancel this insurance which, as you all know, has become very expensive. Any help that can be provided will be much appreciated.
Has anyone gone through the investor renewal process under the new 2021 rules? I know the amount of the investment has increased from $25,000 to $40,000. What does the process entail? Do you have to get all new documents, apostilles, etc? Grateful for any feedback!
I have lived here for nine years and have never had a problem before, until now! I drive my car to the river in the early mornings to walk and I park where the city has graciously built parking areas for cars that are near the walking path with what I feel is sufficient lighting.
Last Tuesday, after returning from my walk, I found that my car had been broken into. The computer, many parts of the motor and even the glove box were gone! Of course I immediately called the police, who promptly came and took photos, however no fingerprints were taken, (I was told that taking fingerprints is not a policy here).
My hubby has been experiencing some eye cloudiness in both eyes for a while. He’s been taking EDTA drops with not much perceived success to clear up his vision. He saw a Doctor in Cuenca who said he has a small cataract in one eye and a developing one on the other. (Or, that’s what I remember)
We are now on the coast and heard about an eye surgeon in Manta who works with IESS (Roberto Alcivar Viteri), so we went see him. After a few eye tests he said: Yes, there are cataracts on his eyes but, he doesn’t think that replacing the internal eye’s lens will clear up his vision, since he also can see that there is macular degeneration. He spoke about something called “Biomodulation Therapy”. This therapy, I read, has been used in the US Military, and other patients to treat pain, repair tissue.
Good morning all,
I can confirm that as of 11 this morning (7/22) there were no 1st dose Pfizer vaccines available at Sagrados Corazones, Coleseo and U de Cuenca.
Sinovac was the only option. My friend is looking for the Pfizer or Astra Zeneca vaccines so if anyone knows, where she can receive it?
Apparently these places had Pfizer up until 7/20 but either has run out or not offering it as an option for older folks.
I’m having a hell of time with finding a house to rent via long distance. I’m coming back to Cuenca to look boots on the ground, but I’m going to have limited time (two weeks max). I know enough about neighborhoods, transportation, water heaters, leak issues with consistent rain, etc. to ask questions and make some decisions, but my Spanish is limited, especially as far as negotiating a contract.
To be more time efficient, rather than trying to contact individual real estate “agents” (many who seem to have only one or two properties and seem very unmotivated) and since there is really nothing like MLS, has anyone ever used one of these “facilitators” to act as the renter/buyer’s agent to make the queries, translate, schedule showings, etc.?
Moving short-term to search is not doable (with two dogs and a house full of furniture already in EC).
Would love to hear experiences if any. Sorry about any confusion in the previous version of this post.
The vaccine of Sinovac effectively prevents covid-19, including serious illness and death, according to a study just published by The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJN).
According to the research, on day 14 after the second dose, the effectiveness of this vaccine was 65.9 percent to prevent symptoms of covid-19, 87.5 percent to prevent hospitalization, 90.3 percent to avoid admission to the ICU and 86.3 percent to prevent death related to Sars CoV-2 infection.
According to the health worker, Pedro León Cifuentes, these results demonstrate an outstanding benefit of this Chinese vaccine, if one takes into account that the results have the value of showing effectiveness, since the analysis was made in a real population within a vaccination campaign, massive and on the other hand, must be interpreted in accordance with the figures and proportions that the pandemic leaves for each case.
This website has been extremely helpful for us in our moving process over the last year, so I just wanted to post how our process went in case it can help someone looking to move soon.
We are from the mid-west and moved with a 70 lb Labrador, so taking her in the cabin was not an option. Many of the airlines have a pet embargo going on due to Covid and no pets were being transported in cargo. Fortunately, we found a great pet transportation company in the US called Pet Travel Transport based out of Ft. Lauderdale. They were able to find an Avianca cargo flight out of Miami to Guayaquil that our dog was allowed on. This was fine with us since we wanted her to be on a direct flight only, we did not want to deal with a connecting flight and worry about her getting taken care of. So, we drove to Miami in a rental van with our dog and luggage (lucked out on the rental van and booked it before the demand skyrocketed).
As far as our plane ride went, we started running into roadblocks with the checked luggage allotment on airlines. We wanted to check three bags each but all the airlines that fly from Florida to Ecuador would only allow two, except for Spirit. They allowed a total of five checked bags per person. We decided to go with it and it worked out really well. The weight restrictions for the bags are very specific and we needed to purchase overweight bags beforehand. We highly recommend doing a trial run with everything you are going to pack and get the bag weights down to a science. This was super helpful when checking in and explaining to the Spirit agent which bag was overweight, by how many pounds, and that we already paid the extra charge. The charges go up per bag based on how heavy they are so, have a good luggage scale to prepare.
Hi, we are a Chinese couple from Shanghai. We just arrived in Cuenca for one month. We really like this city. In our apartment, we found a booklet called The Red Book. We thought the previous tenant left it. We think the information in the brochure is very helpful to the new expats like us. However, it is a 2017 version. Could anyone please kindly tell us where we could find the latest version of The Red Book?
Today I had the pleasure of taking the first cabs since Covid began. Azu was displayed on the inside of the taxi I took going. Returning, the taxi was nicer inside than I recall others being. There was no company name I could find. The driver, whose name I regretfully do not remember, was friendly, courteous and helpful. When we arrived at my destination, he offered to take me through the moto-gates as it was raining, but for once, I had forgotten to bring my remote. He then got out and opened the car door for me to use the pedestrians’ gate.
I could not find a company name in or on the taxi, but on the side there was a large 81. I would like very much to call this cab when I get out again soon. Does anyone know how I might find out how to do this with only a number 81?
Old health service restarting after pandemic. Near infrared light therapy is old stuff, well documented. I had near miraculous results in the last treatment, using light therapy to promote healing after dental surgery today. Paúl Altamirano Samaniego, Light & Touch Therapy will bring the systems to your home and apply the therapy to treat specific conditions. Low inconvenience, reasonable price, experienced therapist.
When the original clinic was open, I met many gringos who were completely astounded at the results. I felt like an idiot until I began to experience the results. Chronic pain, stress related injuries, increased healing after medical procedures. There is a reason people have been using this therapy on race horses for decades. Works on humans, too.
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On June 2nd I received my second injection against Covid at the CAAM building through IESS. I was told to wait 5 days, then visit the website of the Ministerio de Salud Publica to obtain my proof of vaccination against Covid.
I could not find the any tab or link providing Instruction on securing an official statement of being vaccinated… Nor could my Cuencano friends who tried to assist me.
Any suggestions from those who have obtained proof of being vaccinated?
With regards and appreciation,
A friend is considering a move, and Cuenca looks attractive for all the reasons we know and love. However, he has a blood pressure condition which is concerning. It’s not severe and is easily controlled with medication now. He’s male, not obese, in his 50s and has lived his entire life at or near sea level.
Your experiences with living with controlled hypertension at Cuenca elevation would be very welcome.
Thanks in advance,
I wanted to see if anyone had a way of sending money from an Ecuadorian bank account to a bank account in the US or Canada? I tried using PayPal but then realized that this is not supported by Ecuadorian banks. Does anyone have any alternative suggestions?
I appreciate all the feedback I can get. Thank you in advance.
Just FYI, my wife and i went in search of a covid vaccine yesterday. We started at what we thought was our assigned site, the collesium jefferson perez, they said they were no longer giving the jab there but suggested we try the clinica latina a few blocks away. We tried there and were told to go to Unidad Educativa Sagrados Corazone, again just a few blocks away.
After locating the side street entrance we were inundated with help, even with my rudimentary Spanish, they understood that I knew Saturday or Sunday was really my day, since i am 65 and that my wife, 57, wasn’t really eligible until this coming Wednesday or Thursday, but that I was hoping to get done a bit early as we are traveling next week and didn’t want to show up at the airport with side effects that could mirror covid symptoms.
They agreed to “jab” us, there was no line, we were in and out in 15 minutes. They even agreed to write our vaccine in on our “yellow card” vaccine record in addition to giving us a very official looking form documenting our vaccine. Hope this is helpful to some, and to those who find it less than helpful——well, don’t read it:)
Does anyone know what the status of Le Petit Jardin is? Is it currently open for guests? I have made several calls; left a phone message and sent an email to Giovanni over the last 2+ weeks and have received no response. I’m wanting to make a reservation. I would appreciate any information anyone may have.
I realize this is a long-shot request. I have been following the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) prophylactic protocol https://covid19criticalcare.com/ for nearly a year. Here in Ecuador, I could only acquire locally or import the supplements recommended in the protocol. Originally known as MATH+, it’s now called I-MASK+, which adds a prophylactic dosage schedule of Ivermectin.
Now that a Cochrane-level meta-analysis of the efficacy of ivermectin was published recently, my question is: has anyone seen credible sources stating the brand sold here, Ivermin, will return to being a non-prescription medication? Earlier this year, there was a run on the pharmacies for Ivermin, prompting a government lockdown of its sales to prescription only, along with a very draconian enforcement.
Given the June 17 post questioning Sinovac effectiveness, plus the possibility of adverse reactions to other vaccines, and the increasing availability of vaccines in Ecuador, maybe Malcolm Kendrick’s thoughts from June 3 might be helpful.
As always, the big question is whether it’s better to take a chance on dying from a disease versus a vanishingly small probability of encountering issues while trying to prevent that.
Overall, my opinion: Dr Kendrick is one sharp dude. Wrote a great book on cholesterol.
So, quick recap again, what do we know?