By Sally Underwood • 03 April 2021 • 17:30
Spain Prepares for Mass Immunisations. Image: Twitter
The news has seen Andalucia administer more than 1.5 million doses of vaccine.
According to the Junta de Andalucia, more than 460,000 people have received a first vaccine.
By provinces, as announced by the Ministry of Health and Families, in Sevilla more than 332,000 doses have been administered and more than 115,000 people have received both doses.
In Cadiz there have been more than 203,000 vaccines administered and more than 69,000 people have received both doses, while in Almeria more than 120,313 doses have been administered and more than 39,000 people have received both doses.
In Huelva, the figures are more than 96,000 doses and more than 31,000 people who have received both doses.
The news comes after Andalucia announced it will start vaccination of the general population aged between 65 and 55 with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
On Monday the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalucian Regional Government initiated the vaccination of the general population aged between 65 and 55 with the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. The process began with those born in 1956 and is due to follow a descending order by age.
These vaccines will be given to the general population and will not be linked to any essential professions. The vaccinations will be carried out in “the city of Almeria in the Palacio de los Juegos del Mediterráneo, in the North Area also in Almeria, Almonte (Huelva) and in Ronda (Malaga)” as reported by the Junta de Andalucia.
The decision to resume vaccination in Andalucia with the AstraZeneca vaccine was made by the Ministry of Health, and vaccinations resumed on Wednesday, March 24. It was also decided to authorise the vaccine to people aged up to 65.
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