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COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Spain but are not registered for public healthcare

AlexPosted by Alex on Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:42pm in Coronavirus discussion
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The following has been posted by the UK Government:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/coronavirus#covid-19-vaccines-if-you-live-in-spain

"We have received the following information from certain Spanish regional healthcare authorities for those who are not registered for public healthcare (for example, those who have private health insurance). Please be aware that this is information from the Spanish authorities and is subject to change. Some information may only be available in Spanish.

  • Andalusia: You should visit Andalusia’s health service website for details on how to register for the vaccine. More information on the campaign is available on the Andalusia’s vaccine website
  • Balearic Islands: You should call 971 211 999 to register for the vaccine. More information is available from the Balearic Islands health service website
  • Canary Islands: We are awaiting further information from the Government of the Canary Islands regarding their vaccine plan for those who do not have public healthcare, and will update this section in due course
  • Catalonia: You should visit the Catalan regional government website for information on the vaccine programme roll-out in Catalonia and to apply online
  • Madrid region: You should call 900 102 112 to register for the vaccine. For more information see the Madrid regional government website
  • Murcia: You should register online for the vaccine at the Murcia’s health service website or call 900 121 212
  • Valencia region: You should go to your local health centre to register. You will be given a provisional health card to cover the vaccination and any other public health needs.

Details for further regions will be added to this list once available. UK nationals living in Spain who do not live in the areas listed above, should contact their local health centre or private insurance company for more information.

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The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK authority responsible for assessing the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines. It has authorised the Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines for temporary supply and use in the UK. Find out more about MHRA approval for these vaccines.

British nationals living overseas should seek medical advice from their local healthcare provider in the country where they reside. Information about vaccines used in other national programmes, including regulatory status, should be available from the local authorities. This list of Stringent Regulatory Authorities recognised by the World Health Organisation may also be a useful source of additional information. Find out more about COVID-19 vaccines on the World Health Organisation COVID-19 vaccines page."


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Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:55pm

Alex wrote on Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:42pm:

The following has been posted by the UK Government:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/coronavirus#covid-19-vaccines-if-you-live-in-spain

"We have received the following information from certain Spanish regional healthcare authorities for those who are not registered for public healthcare (for example, those who have private health insurance). Please be aware that this is information from the Spanish authorities and is subject to change. Some information may only be available in Spanish.Andalusia: You should visit Andalusia’s health service website for details on how to register for the vaccine. More information on the campaign is available on the Andalusia’s vaccine websiteBalearic Islands: You should call 971 211 999 to register for the vaccine. More information is available from the Balearic Islands health service websiteCanary Islands: We are awaiting further information from the Government of the Canary Islands regarding their vaccine plan for those who do not have public healthcare, and will update this section in due courseCatalonia: You should visit the Catalan regional government website for information on the vaccine programme roll-out in Catalonia and to apply onlineMadrid region: You should call 900 102 112 to register for the vaccine. For more information see the Madrid regional government websiteMurcia: You should register online for the vaccine at the Murcia’s health service website or call 900 121 212Valencia region: You should go to your local health centre to register. You will be given a provisional health card to cover the vaccination and any other public health needs.

Details for further regions will be added to this list once available. UK nationals living in Spain who do not live in the areas listed above, should contact their local health centre or private insurance company for more information.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK authority responsible for assessing the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines. It has authorised the Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines for temporary supply and use in the UK. Find out more about MHRA approval for these vaccines.

British nationals living overseas should seek medical advice from their local healthcare provider in the country where they reside. Information about vaccines used in other national programmes, including regulatory status, should be available from the local authorities. This list of Stringent Regulatory Authorities recognised by the World Health Organisation may also be a useful source of additional information. Find out more about COVID-19 vaccines on the World Health Organisation COVID-19 vaccines page."

I live in Valencian region, and tried to register at my local health centre, but they said No, so not always simple as the advice. Thanks anyway.

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Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:11pm

Jean48 wrote on Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:55pm:

I live in Valencian region, and tried to register at my local health centre, but they said No, so not always simple as the advice. Thanks anyway.

I live in valencia region, and had to provide a padron (less than 3 months old) Passport and EHIC card at my local health centre. I was given a temporary SIP which registers me on the system..

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Posted: Wed May 5, 2021 2:39pm

Jean48 wrote on Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:55pm:

I live in Valencian region, and tried to register at my local health centre, but they said No, so not always simple as the advice. Thanks anyway.

Same here in Malaga.  We are trying for the 3rd time since alot of people went to the Mayor to complain that the Health Center would not accept the forms from people who ONLY have Private Health Care.  So no matter what the Govt says the local health clinics are pretty clueless.

Hopefully soon they will sort this out.

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Posted: Wed May 5, 2021 2:45pm

Kerri001 wrote on Wed May 5, 2021 2:39pm:

Same here in Malaga.  We are trying for the 3rd time since alot of people went to the Mayor to complain that the Health Center would not accept the forms from people who ONLY have Private Health Care.  So no matter what the Govt says the local health clinics are pretty clueless.

Hopefully soon they will sort this out....

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I'm afraid you can't obtain Ehic any more, I tried and was refused, as they said it's only for holiday makers.

Jean

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Posted: Wed May 5, 2021 2:49pm

Jean48 wrote on Wed May 5, 2021 2:45pm:

I'm afraid you can't obtain Ehic any more, I tried and was refused, as they said it's only for holiday makers.

Jean

I'm glad someone else has experienced a problem, people don't believe you when you tell them or post it, all right for some apparently, receptionist don't always know or follow rules. I have got a lawyer now to come with me and interpret, and get me registered.

Take care Jean

Kerri001

Posted: Wed May 5, 2021 8:47pm

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Posted: Wed May 5, 2021 8:47pm

Jean48 wrote on Wed May 5, 2021 2:49pm:

I'm glad someone else has experienced a problem, people don't believe you when you tell them or post it, all right for some apparently, receptionist don't always know or follow rules. I have got a lawyer now to come with me and interpret, and get me registered.

Take care Jean

Hi Jean,  We were not using the EHIC.  We are residents and have private healthcare and they lost our documents.  LOL

I will post here if we ever get an appointment or hear anything.

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Posted: Fri May 7, 2021 10:18am

Jean48 wrote on Wed May 5, 2021 2:45pm:

I'm afraid you can't obtain Ehic any more, I tried and was refused, as they said it's only for holiday makers.

Jean

You can still use the EHIC card as long as it’s in date. If it’s not you need to apply for a GHIC card instead. Check on UK government website. 

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Posted: Fri May 7, 2021 11:48am

NickyM123 wrote on Fri May 7, 2021 10:18am:

You can still use the EHIC card as long as it’s in date. If it’s not you need to apply for a GHIC card instead. Check on UK government website. 

Hi thanks for replying, but I can't have Ghic either, as a pensioner I have been issued with S1, from Pensions service, this entitled me to free health care, after being granted permission as a Resident.

Jean

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