By Tara Rippin • 09 December 2020 • 11:12
Madrid hopes to vaccinate against coronavirus “in record time” with the elderly and those on the “frontline” to be first to receive the vaccine in January.
PRESIDENT of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, told Telecinco the government is currently working on logistic issues.
“We are looking at the logistics to see how, when we have the vaccine in Madrid, we do it in record time, as soon as possible because it is very necessary,” she said, adding the Community will have 300,000 vaccines ready for a roll-out in January.
At the weekend, Deputy Minister of Public Health, Antonio Zapatero, stressed that Pfizer’s vaccine is “complex” because “it has to be kept in freezers at -70 degrees, it comes in vials from which five vaccines are extracted and it’s intramuscular. ”
“It has a complex logistical procedure,” he said.
On Tuesday, December 1, Díaz Ayuso, inaugurated the controversial Isabel Zendal Emergency Hospital, the first centre for permanent pandemic emergencies.
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