By Sally Underwood • 18 April 2021 • 17:06
Wait of six months from Covid-19 diagnosis. Image: Twitter
Figures showed more than 20 per cent of people in Cataluña have received their first vaccine.
According to Catalan News, 2 million doses have been administered in Cataluña, while 500,000 of the 7.7 million living in Cataluña have received two doses.
More than 1.5 million residents had been given the first dose of the vaccine, 20.27 per cent of the total population.
Of those, 500,089 had also been administered with the second dose. This means that more than 20 per cent out of the 7,722,203 residents have received their first jab.
Cataluña’s rollout has gathered pace, with more than a quarter of a million doses given in the past few days.
The figures showed more than 92.5 per cent of elderly people in care homes had received two doses, while 70 per cent of health workers also had.
In the over 80s group, 88.9 per cent of people had received one dose, while 37.9 per cent of those aged between 70 and 79 had received a first vaccine.
Among those aged between 66 and 69, 24.8 per cent had received one jab, while the figure was 50.4 per cent for those aged between 60 and 65, and 66.3 per cent for other workers.
The news comes it emerged Spain was racing ahead of several other European countries in administering vaccines.
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