By Matthew Roscoe • 14 December 2020 • 12:26
SPAIN’S Minister of Health Salvador Illa proposes an early January start for vaccines as he hopes the European Medicines Agency will approve the COVID-19 vaccine on December 29.
Illa, who assured people on Sunday, December 13, that 70 per cent of Spain’s population will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of next summer to generate a herd immunity, said that he would look to push for immunisations to begin in Spain “from January 4 or 5”.
In an announcement made on Monday, December 14, Illa stressed that the autonomous communities can rest assured about the vaccination process, as “there will be vaccines for everyone and there will be plenty leftover”, responding to some criticism made by leaders of the Community of Madrid, who have questioned whether they will have enough doses.
“The arrival of the vaccines will be progressive”, Illa insisted: “Spain has all the capacities prepared so that as soon as the doses arrive, the population can be immunised with all the necessary guarantees”.
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