Posted: Sunday June 06, 2021 10:14 AM
Galicia and Navarre join the communities that have already started to vaccinate the 40 to 49 year old group. They are doing this after the vaccination campaign for Spaniards aged 50 to 59 has progressed considerably in recent days; in fact, nearly 70% of this sector has at least one dose of vaccine.
La Xunta begins this Sunday with the campaign among Galicians aged 40 to 49, while Navarre will do so this Monday June 7 with people aged 51, 50 and 49.
However, there are other Autonomous Communities that are already in the process of vaccinating this group. This is the case, for example, of the Canary Islands, which began last Tuesday to vaccinate this sector of the population in Tenerife and Gran Canaria. The situation is even more favorable in the rest of the archipelago, since in the less populated islands, such as Lanzarote or El Hierro, vaccination lasts 38 years.
In Murcia, the self-designation process was opened last Friday for this age group, although it has not yet been activated by all the cities in the region.
Last Friday was also the start of the vaccination of under 50s in the Principality of Asturias, which brought forward its forecasts by almost a month. So, while at the beginning of May they did not trust to start the vaccination of this strip before the end of June, this same Friday the first doses were administered.
That same day, the Junta de Extremadura gave the first punctures to the group of 40 to 49 years old at the Palacio de Congresos de Cáceres.
Andalusia also vaccinates 49 year old citizens (and even in specific cases a few years younger in some areas due to population percentages), and next week will start with 46, 47 and 48 year old Andalusians, since the vaccination rate is one and a half per week. The goal is to start with those under 40 in July.
In Castilla La Mancha, this population began to be vaccinated on May 28. The good pace is that the government of the region anticipates that, probably, in mid-June, they will be able to start vaccinating the next lower age group.
The Aragon has already activated the self-appointment for people over 46 years old through the app and website ‘Saludinforma’, as well as the Balearic Islands, which allow people over 45 years old to take appointment for vaccination. Melilla began the campaign in this group on May 19.
And the rest?
Catalonia, the Valencian Community and the Community of Madrid plan to start vaccinating this age group in the middle of the month.
Castilla y León has not set a date to start vaccinating the under-50 group, as the board has chosen to focus the strategy on the top of the older age groups.
La Rioja, for its part, will begin the vaccination of people aged 45 to 49 on Tuesday. He will do it in Logroño with a set of 4,000 doses of Pfizer and 1,100 of Janssen.
Vaccination in Euskadi for 49 years will begin next week if the planned doses arrive, and from this age in an orderly manner, as announced by Minister Gotzone Sagardui.
Cantabria hopes that the vaccination of people born between 1971 and 1981 will be completed during this June and that the vaccination of those under 40 will begin in July. Concretely, he announced that during the next week, he will inoculate the first doses to this group.