Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:12 PM
Published on: 04/22/2021 20:11
Spain exceeds 10,000,000 vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. 404 days after the start of the first state of alert in our country, people vaccinated by vaccination already exceed those infected throughout the pandemic and, in addition, 21.4% of the population is reached with at least one dose.
In total, 90.1% of the vaccines received were provided, ie a total of 13,909,964 out of the 15,435,285 arrived in our country. In addition, more than 70% of people over the age of 80 are already immune to COVID, a percentage that rises to 99% when only the first dose is taken into account.
Spain is moving forward to achieve the government’s goal of reaching the end of the summer with 70% of its citizens vaccinated. For this, four vaccines are currently approved: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen.
The latter two have not been without controversy in recent weeks after very rare thrombotic events were detected in patients who had been inoculated with either of these two sera.
Although vaccination with both stopped at some point in the process, the AstraZeneca vaccine is currently given to people over the age of 60, while the Janssen vaccine is intended for people aged 70 to 79. not an imposition, so that autonomies can choose to inoculate it to other age groups.
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced at a press conference what the vaccination schedule will be for the coming months. Thus, the president affirmed that on May 3 there will be 5 million people vaccinated with the full schedule (currently there are 3,768,015), while in the first week of June this figure will double.
By July 19, the president said, 25 million Spaniards will be vaccinated against COVID, and the number is expected to rise to 33 million people by the end of August. “Any compatriot who wishes can be vaccinated during this period,” insisted Sánchez, referring to the months of April and September.