Military, police, and teachers will be the next to be vaccinated against Covid
The Public Health Commission has defined new groups that will have priority when receiving the AstraZeneca, and will prioritize essential services workers such as members of the Armed Forces, Police, Fire-fighters, prison staff, and teachers.
In the meeting held yesterday (Tuesday) with the Ministry of Health and representatives of the Autonomous Communities, progress has been made in the Vaccination Strategy and new groups have been defined to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, which include active people up to 55 years of age.
Thus, a new subgroup of Group 3 has been established that considers people in health based jobs with risk of exposure from their working activity, which includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, staff from chemists, home help services, staff at centres for minors and day centres. Also included are the workers of Penitentiary Institutions.
Likewise, a new group, Group 6 has been defined, which is people with an essential function for society, which includes Security Forces (National Police, Guardia Civil, and Local Police), other emergency personnel such as fire-fighters, as well as members of the Armed Forces. This group also includes teachers and staff of early childhood education and special educational needs, as well as primary and secondary teachers.
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The meeting also assessed the good news that Spain now has three vaccines available and authorized for use, and it is expected that other vaccines will be incorporated into the portfolio in the coming months.