Coronavirus: Spain to open 13,000 vaccination points

Source : 112 Ukraine

Spain to get 10% of doses to be acquired by the EU
18:42, 23 November 2020

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said that the coronavirus vaccination plan to be presented to the cabinet on Tuesday will have 13,000 vaccination points in order to guarantee "equitable access to vaccines" through the primary health care system, Deutsche welle reported.

Sanchez stressed that the government "will guarantee" that all prioritised groups have access to vaccines. The Inter-Territorial Council of the National Health System will be agreeing a "single vaccination strategy". He repeated what he had said last week in saying that "a very substantial part of the population will be vaccinated with all guarantees during the first half of the year".

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The vaccination campaign is due to start in January. In referring to the 13,000 vaccination points, the prime minister explained that ten million people each year normally receive the flu vaccine. This year, more people have had flu jabs - 14 million over the past eight weeks."The National Health System is prepared to meet this objective."

The single vaccination strategy, he said, has been designed by a multidisciplinary group of experts drawn from regional governments, the Inter-Territorial Council and bioethics. The European Union, he noted, has so far signed five contracts for 1,200 million doses, of which Spain will receive - based on population - ten percent.

As we reported earlier, Madrid authorities have decided to close the capital for entry and exit until December 14.

Madrid will close its perimeter for 10 days between December 4 and 14. The measure has been adopted to stop the transmission of coronavirus into and out of the Spanish capital and its surrounding region over the long holiday weekend that lasts from December 5 until December 8.

Related: Spain introduces fines for tourists from high-risk countries without results of PCR test

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