By Sarah Keane • 19 March 2021 • 14:15
ALMOST 5 per cent of Spaniards over the age of 16 have received the second dose of the Covid vaccine.
Although Spain is currently receiving around one million weekly doses of the coronavirus vaccine to administer to the population, it seems that the President’s intention of inoculating 70 per cent of Spaniards by the end of the summer is sadly very far out of reach. Currently, only 4.76 per cent of those over the age of 16 have received the second dose, while 21.6 per cent of the Central Government’s target has received the first jab.
If the current rate were to continue, it would take Spain until February 2022 to vaccinate 70 per cent of the adult population, much later than the proposed date of September 21 this year.
However, all indications are that the rate of vaccination rollout will increase significantly next month, with the three existing pharmaceutical companies set to deliver more doses from April 1. Added to this will be new deliveries of the Johnson & Johnson Covid jab, Janssen, which requires just one shot to completely protect against the virus.
In more good news, Spain announced on Thursday, March 18 that it would once again begin using the AstraZeneca vaccine after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced the jab is not linked to an overall risk of blood clots. Spain conducted its own investigation into the jab following reports that it could potentially cause lethal thrombosis, and the vaccine experts are set to meet in the coming days to plan its reintroduction into the vaccination rollout schedule.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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