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UPDATE: How is Spain’s vaccination campaign going?

Kimmy11Posted by Kimmy11 on Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:52pm in Coronavirus discussion
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This update from 'The Local' shows progress in the Comunidad Valenciana region is one of the slowest in Spain."

The number of vaccinated Spaniards now surpasses the number of people who had the virus. But some regions are doing better than others.

What’s the latest?

More people in Spain have received at least one dose of the vaccine than have had coronavirus during the course of the pandemic.

3.2 million people  have received at least one vaccine, while there have been 3.16 million cases in the country since the start of the pandemic. In total, Spain has injected 4.6 million doses of the vaccine, giving more people second doses than the UK.

However, this is far off the current aim of vaccinating 70 percent of the adult population by the end of the summer, a total of 27.4 million people. 

The government hopes that its vaccination efforts will pick up in April, when more vaccines will become available. This is partly thanks to the expected approval on March 11 of the Janssen vaccine, which requires just a single dose, El País reports.  

How does Spain’s vaccine rollout compare to other countries?

Across the EU, vaccinations have been hampered by supply issues. Spain has vaccinated 9,629 per 100,000 residents, around the EU average. This is better than  countries like Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Austria and Croatia  but slightly behind neighbouring Portugal, Poland and Switzerland. The top EU performers are Denmark, with 12,732 per 100,000 vaccinated, Hungary on over 13,000 and Serbia, which has vaccinated over 22,000 per 100,000 residents.

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Spain’s first priority group are care home residents and staff, front-line health workers, other care staff and the significantly disabled.  Many people in these groups have now been vaccinated and the different regions in Spain are vaccinating over 80 year-olds. 

Over 80s receive the Pfzier-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines, while the AstraZeneca jab is reserved for key workers under the age of 55.  

However, each Spanish region adopts slightly different approaches to their vaccination and some are pulling ahead of others, with supply issues holding certain regions back.

In which Spanish regions is the vaccine campaign going well?

Rural regions with smaller populations have administered the most doses per 100,000 residents, while Andalusia has administered the most vaccines in total.

Asturias leads the way, giving out 13,005 doses per 100,000 inhabitants. Asturias has received over 166,000 doses and used 80 percent of those.

Castilla y León’s vaccination rate is 12,764 doses per 100,000 residents. Authorities have have reached around 300,000 residents, while just under 100,000 people have been vaccinated twice.

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In third place, Extremadura had handed out 129,850 doses by Sunday, with over 45,000 receiving two doses. 90 percent of people in care homes have been vaccinated. If supply were better, it could deliver even more vaccines, authorities have said. Cantabría and Aragón are next in line, with similar roll out rates to Extremadura. 

Almost 12 percent of Navarra’s 650,000 population have received a vaccine. Authorities have administered 77,694 doses, with over 25,000 people receiving both doses. La Rioja, meanwhile, has now administered 10,979 vaccine doses per 100,000 residents. 

Andalusia leads the way in terms of number of people vaccinated, with almost a million people receiving a jab, 7 percent of the 8.4 million population. Over a quarter of a million have already had two doses. 

All care home residents have been vaccinated, while 83 percent of workers have received a jab. The southern region has also given one dose of the vaccine to  almost half of its over 80 year-olds, and is currently vaccinating those with significant disabilities at home and disabled people who cannot travel  to vaccination centres.

Catalonia has the ninth best rate, administering 10,085 doses of the vaccine per 100,000 residents.The region has given a first dose to just 11 percent of its over 80s, although the majority of care home workers and residents have been vaccinated.

Like elsewhere in Spain, key workers under the age of 55 are receiving the AstraZeneca jab: almost a third of teachers have had their first dose, two thirds of police and firefighters and over a half of pharmacy workers."

Source: The Local


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Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:12pm

I have friends in their 80s, one of whom is on dialysis 3 times a week, and they have not had their jabs yet.   I am 77 and don't really expect to receive mine until at least April.

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Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08am

Almoradi is vaccinating over 80s this week.

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Kaithe wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08am:

Almoradi is vaccinating over 80s this week.

From where can one obtain this type of news?

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Golandrina wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:41am:

From where can one obtain this type of news?

I only know this because my husband is over 80.

I asked, and continue to ask for myself, at the health centre. The reply is usually to wait for the call. 

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Golandrina wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:41am:

From where can one obtain this type of news?

We're on a WhatsApp group with our Town Hall and they send out alerts.  A couple of weeks ago, we received a message that they were starting the 90+ that week.

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Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:08pm

It really is painfully slow but my Spanish neighbours are confident that once the major vaccination centres are set up across the country it will happen quite quickly, I'll believe it when I see it.

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Paul wrote on Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:08pm:

It really is painfully slow but my Spanish neighbours are confident that once the major vaccination centres are set up across the country it will happen quite quickly, I'll believe it when I see it.

Same here, dont think the Spanish have a clue how to go about mass vaccination.

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Golandrina wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:41am:

From where can one obtain this type of news?

If you are registered at the local health centre they will contact the person concerned.   I have been told that several of my aged 80+ neighbours have had their jabs.

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Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:20am

For those of us with only private health insurance we get more info from this forum than we do from our insurers, there's nothing at all on the website of our insurer.

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