Vaccination Drive in Spain’s Care Homes ‘Has 88% Effectiveness’

THE vaccination drive carried out in Spain’s care homes has been shown to be 88 per cent effective.

According to figures, the results of the vaccination drive in Spain’s care homes show it has been 88 per cent effective.

Spain’s Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, said the first results on immunisation in centres for the elderly are “encouraging.”

The preliminary results of the first studies on the effectiveness of vaccination in Spain point to an effectiveness of up to 88 per cent against infection after receiving the second dose, according to Carolina Darias.

She said the figures “give us hope and place the vaccine as the most effective instrument to end the pandemic.”

The Ministry of Health is conducting an investigation based on the vaccination registry and the laboratory test information system, and the National Epidemiology Centre is conducting another investigation using the cases reported to the epidemiological surveillance system. In both cases, the efficacy of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are used in care homes, are being evaluated.

The government said results show that two weeks after the first dose, the effectiveness of the vaccine is between 52 per cent and 64 per cent against infection, 26 per cent against hospitalisation and 35 per cent against mortality. And from the seven days following the second dose, the effectiveness increases to 82 per cent to 88 per cent against infection, 77 per cent against hospitalisation and 87 per cent against death.

The news come as Spain has said April will see further vaccinations.

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