The situation in Valencia.
Vaccination of 80-and-over population
Look at the chart and you can see that only 54% of the older age group here have been vaccinated which means that the region is not ready to move on to the over 70s.
There is a debate on whether Spain would have vaccinated a higher percentage of its senior population if it had followed the example of Britain and used the AstraZeneca vaccine on the over-65s. Spain, like many other EU countries, restricted the use of this medication to under-65s on the basis that there was not yet sufficient evidence of its effectiveness for the older age group.
If the AstraZeneca vaccine had been administered [on the 80-and-over age group], more of the population would now be protected.
In the meantime, nearly 150,000 teachers and teaching support staff will be vaccinated between March 26 and April 1 with doses from AstraZeneca. Given that the age limit for the Anglo-Swedish medication has been lifted, teachers between 55 and 65 years of age will also be vaccinated with these shots. This vaccine will also be administered to healthcare professionals and in-home care workers who still have not received the injection.
That is good news for those groups of people but it is only fair to point out that they are less vulnerable than the older age groups who are still waiting to hear when it is their turn.
On a plus note:
Last Monday, the region received 67,8000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which will be used to continue to vaccinate the 80-and-over age group, adults with need for daily assistance who are not in care facilities and their carers, among others.