Publication: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:33 PM
The fourth vaccine against the coronavirus is already in Spain. The long-awaited arrival of Janssen joins the formulas of Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca. The autonomous communities are now starting to receive thousands of doses of the Janssen vaccine. More specifically, Health is distributing 146,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson formula against the coronavirus that Minister Darias herself came to receive on Tuesday.
With Janssen, the regions are advancing their vaccination plans. A single-dose formula that many communities have already indicated they will use to speed up immunization for people aged 70 to 79.
Next, we break down the distribution of doses to each Autonomous Community and their vaccination plans:
Out of this first shipment of 146,000 doses, the Community of Madrid receives 20,900 which it plans to administer to people between the ages of 70 and 79 immobilized at home. This was explained by government spokesman Ayuso. These first doses of Janssen will go to older dependents and people who will receive them at home for mobility reasons.
This community is receiving 8,300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson formula and plans to use them this week in patients at home. They believe de la Xunta to be “an ideal vaccine for people who cannot move around, for large dependents, so as not to return home” due to its single dose characteristic. . They also point out that for this same characteristic it will be intended for sailors, so that they do not have to return to land.
The Community expects to receive around 15,000 doses of Janssen, although it says it has not yet arrived in the area and plans to start administering it next week. They estimate that the Janssen doses will speed up the vaccination of some 230,000 Valencians aged 70 to 79 who have not yet received the first injection of Pfizer, since this is the first target group planned to administer the drug. . The forecast is that until September, the Community will have up to two million bottles of the firm, which would protect around 40% of Valencians from the coronavirus.
The region is receiving a total of 26,150 doses of Janssen’s formula to try to start vaccinating this week, according to the Board of Directors a few days ago. At the time of writing, laSexta has not confirmed that tomorrow they will be able to start vaccinating with Janssen.
Castilla La Mancha
This region, which has completed the vaccination schedule for nearly 10% of its population, will receive a total of 6,300 doses of Janssen. Something for which they have already approved a spending package for the logistics of this vaccine.
Castile and Leon
In this distribution of doses, Castilla y León receives 7,400 doses that will begin by administering, as recommended by Health, to the group of people between 70 and 79 years old.
the Canary Islands
The archipelago will receive 6,000 doses of Janssen, which will begin to vaccinate this week. A “boost to vaccination”, according to the Canary Islands Minister of Health himself, who “joins the Astrazeneca and Pfizer vaccines”, from which they also hope to receive more supplies. In the Canary Islands, the population with two doses, vaccinated, is over 6%, while with one dose, there is 20% of the target population on the islands.
The region will receive around 1,000 doses of the Janssen vaccine this afternoon, as confirmed by La Rioja government spokeswoman Sara Alba. These doses will begin to be delivered to the population “as soon as possible”. The first to receive the Janssen vaccine will be those who have difficulty getting to the vaccination points, i.e. home vaccination scraps, and also the population over 60 years of age. In addition, it is also expected that later when the most vulnerable population is covered, those who are difficult to reach will be targeted for a second dose.
Basque government health minister Gotzone Sagardui has announced that the Basque Country will start vaccinating older people with Janssen from this Thursday, after receiving the first 6,850 doses this afternoon. In addition, he warned that the Autonomous Community is “still” in a situation of “great danger”, as evidenced by the high number of infections “and the various indicators”.
The region of Murcia is now receiving 4,650 doses of the Janssen vaccine, as reported by the Ministry of Health. However, it has not yet happened when they will start administering them and in which groups.
Dose planned in other autonomous communities
In the case of Catalonia, Navarre, Extremadura, Cantabria, Asturias and the Balearic Islands, the data has not been confirmed by the communities themselves, but health forecasts indicate that they receive the following doses of Janssen:
Catalonia 24,000 doses
Navarra 2050 doses
Extremadura 3000 doses
Cantabria 1800 doses
Asturias 3100 doses
Balearic Islands 3600 doses
Efficacy and side effects of Janssen
Clinical trials with Janssen have shown a 67% efficacy in the vaccine, so initially it does not have the same “strength” as Pfizer or Moderna. However, according to what is stated by the Interritorial Health Council, her ability to immunize is even greater in the 65-year-old group (reaching 82.4% of effectiveness) and in the over 75-year-old group (she has even reaches 100%). In this way, its total effectiveness could reach 76.7% at 28 days of vaccination against 14 days measured by the EMA.
According to data provided by Health, the most common adverse reactions recorded in patients inoculated with Janssen were muscle pain at the injection site (more than 40%), headache, fatigue and myalgia (approximately 30%). %), nausea (15%) and fever. .