Monday, February 01, 2021

At a snail's pace

On  Tuesday 12th Spain received its first 35,700 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine,

In total, the country is due to receive 600,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine before the end of the month of February. The quantities received will gradually rise, with 50,000 due to arrive this week. another 127,000 two weeks later, and 383,000 more in the third week of February. 

The country is currently receiving 350,000 doses a week of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Astra Zeneca vaccine has been approved but not yet distributed.

Meanwhile, in Britain, they are administering over half a million doses a day!

In the UK, more than 8,977,300 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 jab and 491,000 have had the second since the vaccination drive began, according to government figures.

The EU signed contracts with AstraZeneca (400 million doses), Sanofi-GSK (300 million doses), Johnson and Johnson (400 million doses ), BioNTech-Pfizer 600 million doses, CureVac (405 million doses) and Moderna (160 million doses). The Commission has concluded exploratory talks with the pharmaceutical company Novavax with a view to purchasing up to 200 million doses and with Valneva with a view to purchase up to 60 million doses.

This means that the Commission has secured a portfolio of more than 2.3 billion doses. The question is, "when will we get them?".


No comments: