Spain, which began its vaccination campaign in December, began giving its residents a second dose of vaccines on Sunday 17 January, prioritizing the elderly.
Several Spanish television channels began the launch of the second part of the vaccination campaign in the Iberian country.
In the list of people, priority has been given to people exposed to the coronovirus virus, people in retirement homes, and elderly people with co-morbidities, as well as people exposed to the virus.
State broadcaster TVE said that six regions started delivering the second dose on Sunday, with the remaining areas expected to start Monday.
To date, the country has already delivered 768,950 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, representing two-thirds of the total dose according to Spain’s Ministry of Health. The goal announced by the Spanish authorities is to get 70% of the 47 million Spaniards vaccinated in the summer to achieve mass immunity.
Spain is peacefully continuing its vaccination campaign and is not affected by delivery delays unlike the 6 European countries that have called on Pfizer-Bayonetech to provide an explanation for the delay.
Spain’s health minister, Salvador Illa, announced that EU countries would receive “56% of the planned dose” next week, representing 205,000 doses for Spain, when the delay would be restored as soon as possible. Next week.
Spain is undergoing increased contamination after the holidays, not only this week, five regions have asked the central government to impose stringent restrictions.
But the government said that control was not an option at the moment. “We are not currently considering any domestic imprisonment,” Salvador Illa said at a press conference.
He said “the situation is very worrying” but now we have experience and we know how to bend this curve.