By Sally Underwood • 29 April 2021 • 10:41
AstraZenaca shots for essential workers. Image: Wikimedia
The parliament in Andalucia will putting forward plans to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to those aged over 18.
According to Spanish newspaper Sur, the Minister of Health of the Junta de Andalucia, Jesus Aguirre, has announced his main proposals over vaccines in the Vaccine Report, for the Interterritorial Health Committee.
He said one of his proposals is to increase the gap in the first and second doses of vaccines to eight weeks, “to increase the volume of people with the first dose.”
Aguirre said another proposal was to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to those aged over 18, “who want to get it voluntarily,”
He also confirmed that Andalucia will once again ask the central government to allow freedom of movement to those immunised with the two doses of the vaccine through a vaccination certificate.
The news comes after a court ruled there has been no crime following the death of a Marbella teacher after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The judge has said there was no crime in the death of Pilar Gonzalez Bres after she received the vaccine.
The ruling came after a final post mortem, “did not attribute the death to a specific cause,” but did not say that it was not the result of the AstraZeneca vaccine the teacher had received.
The news comes after the post mortem suggested her death could have been down to the AstraZeneca vaccine she received.
After a post-mortem initially ruled out a link between the jab and the teacher’s death, a report has found that she did not have any diseases which would have made her more likely to suffer the blood clot which killed her in Marbella in Malaga.
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Sally Underwood is a former aide to several former cabinet members and now contributes her views on Parliament’s ever-changing shape in her column for the Euro Weekly News.
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