Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A shot in the arm

As Britain looks to be hitting its target of 15 million people receiving their first dose of a Covid vaccine, we ask, "when will we be vaccinated here in Spain?".

Spain’s Health Ministry and regional governments are working out the details of the next stage of the coronavirus vaccination campaign. Following the first phase that included care home residents, healthcare workers and people with severe disabilities who are not in care facilities, next in line to get their shots are the 70-and-older group.

There are nearly four million people in the 70-79 age group. Vaccination of these will begin as the vaccination of the over-80s advances, when there are enough doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine for both groups, given the AstraZeneca vaccine is restricted to over-55s.

If the current pace of delivery keeps up, this new phase could begin in March, although the start date may be pushed forward or back depending on the speed of shipment deliveries and whether new vaccines get approved, said sources familiar with the situation.

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