By Laura Kemp • 16 April 2021 • 17:21
President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, hopes Spain will have its own vaccine by the end of the year.
THIS Friday, Pedro Sánchez has given an indication of a project by the pharmaceutical company, Hipra, to develop a vaccine against Covid-19. Hipra, located in Girona, and Sánchez are hopeful to have the vaccine ready by the end of 2021.
During the visit to the company, in which he was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, the Minister of Science, Pedro Duque, and the Minister of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Alba Vergés, Sánchez said: “We see in Hipra one of the most hopeful projects and I want to convey to you that the Government is going to bet on you in this hope that we all have a Spanish vaccine throughout this 2021.”
Sánchez insisted that through the year it will be possible to guarantee access to vaccinations against the coronavirus to all Spaniards, “wherever they live”, saying that between April and September 87 million doses of vaccines will arrive in Spain.
“One of the great lessons that the pandemic has left us is that unity is strength and we have all been able to work side by side and united to give a unanimous response to the pandemic,” said Sánchez.
He also pointed out the importance of the collaboration between private and public, both at Spanish and European levels, in making sure that the purchase of vaccines in Europe has shown how public resources has sped up discovery and the ability to produce the vaccines.
He added: “This is something that we can also do on a Spanish scale and with all the instruments that the State has, much can be contributed in this alliance to guarantee that in a very short space of time Spain has its own vaccine.”
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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