When will you be vaccinated? You can find out here…
The Spanish Government is maintaining its plan to have vaccinated 70% of the population, which is 33 million people, by the end of the summer. The national vaccination strategy began in January with the inoculation of residents and staff of first-line senior centres and health and social health centres.
The latest data from the health administration indicates that nationally, 85.1% of residents in senior centres have already received both doses. Last month they began to be administered to the rest of the health and social health personnel, large dependents and those over 80 years of age, and in this current month the forecast is that people from 70 to 79 years old will receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
As each group gets vaccinated and countries get closer to the magical 70% of population, epidemiological data gets better and better, as see in the UK who have experienced a drop in cases, a drop in hospitalisations, and a drop in Covid related deaths.
This has also been evident in the most vulnerable age group in Spain, as last week the number of cases in nursing home residences dropped by 97% in just a month, with no new cases in that age group in the Canary Islands. This is why the world can start to re-open as vaccination increases, because the vulnerable are protected.
So, when can you get vaccinated? Here is the forecast of the Ministry of Health on the future vaccination plan:
April-October 2021: People between 45 and 55 years old (Astra Zeneca).
May 2021: People between 60 and 69 years old.
August 2021: Under 60 years of age at high risk, i.e. with health complications.
August 2021: People between 56 and 59 years old.
January 2022: People between 35 and 44 years old.
May 2022: People between 25 and 34 years old.
July 2022: People between 16 and 24 years old.
September 2022: Under 16 years old.
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This may seem a long way off to some people, but obviously the 70% target is scheduled for the end of summer. During the winter, not only will different groups be vaccinated, but scientists and doctors will know if older people and the more vulnerable will need to be vaccinated again or not, hence the caution on the final completion.