The Junta de Andalucía begins this Thursday to massively vaccinate at the Cartuja stadium in Seville. So, as the region’s president, Juanma Moreno, said, between today and tomorrow, some 3,000 people will receive their first dose, while the vaccination of priority groups continues.
With this opening, Andalusian autonomy joins other regions which had already begun to allow specific spaces where inoculate the vaccine against the coronavirus in large quantities. The Valencian Community also started this week, while others like Madrid or Galicia have been operating in stadiums or fairs since March. We review the main points of vaccination.
Madrid: from Zendal to Wanda Metropolitano
The Community of Madrid was one of the first to advance mass vaccination in Spain. And, for this, facilities of a different nature have been set up: from the Isabel Zendal Hospital – object of criticism for the problems of displacement of part of the population of Madrid, a fact which has led the regional government to allow more vaccination. points to more hospitals – to Atlético de Madrid stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, or the Wizink Center, where most of the non-priority groups have been vaccinated, such as security forces and corpses.
Similarly, since April 12, vulnerable groups have had as many vaccination points, which go beyond the primary care network. More specifically, these are the Gregorio Marañón, 12 de Octubre, La Princesa, Ramón y Cajal and Infanta Leonor (Madrid) hospitals; Puerta de Hierro (Majadahonda), Príncipe de Asturias (Alcalá de Henares), Southeast (Arganda del Rey), Fuenlabrada, Severo Ochoa (Leganés), Henares (Coslada), Villalba, Getafe, Infanta Cristina (Parla), Alcorcón Foundation, Infanta Elena (Valdemoro), Móstoles, Rey Juan Carlos (Móstoles) and Hospital de la Cruz Roja San José and Santa Adela. At the same time, from this Monday, the San Carlos clinic and the Jiménez Díaz Foundation (Madrid) are also vaccinated in La Paz; Infanta Sofía (San Sebastián de los Reyes), Torrejón de Ardoz y Tajo (Aranjuez).
Valencian Community: four large rooms
Since Monday, the Valencian region has started mass vaccination in four major centers: the City of the Arts in Valencia, the Auditorium of Castellón, the City of Light of Alicante and the IFA pavilion in Elche. According to the Generalitat, the vaccination rate is progressing as planned, with the objective of inoculating 185,000 doses this week.
On the other hand, in addition to these four centers, the region has 18 specific vaccination points and offices of the 48 basic health zones of the different health services to vaccinate the Valencian population against the coronavirus.
Canary Islands: 4000 vaccinations per day
In the archipelago, the regional government has allowed the Santa Cruz de Tenerife exhibition center to carry out its mass vaccination. According to the director of nursing for the island’s health zone, Ramón Pinto, this place has the capacity to house twenty nursing stations, so that around 4,000 injections per day could be vaccinated.
Also, this Wednesday, the president of Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, expressed the availability of the island institution to offer the government of the Canary Islands new spaces to allow more vaccinations. Thus, the leader argued that he was looking for “large locations, well served, relatively easily accessible by car”, in Adeje, Los Realejos and Puerto de la Cruz, places that appear to be necessary in the face of the expected flood of vaccinations. at the end of this second trimester.
Catalonia: tests in Barcelona and mass vaccination in Girona
The Catalan region carries out its mass vaccination asymmetrically. In this sense, as reported by the EFE Agency, the Barcelona Ministry of Health will carry out next Monday a first vaccination of a group of citizens at the Fira de Barcelona, as a pilot test for future vaccinations. on a large scale when more doses arrived.
Indeed, the Fira de Barcelona appeared for the first time as one of the vaccination points for which it was possible to make an appointment among the last offered on the Generalitat site, but only for people born between 1952 and 1961. On the other hand, the city of Girona has an active place, the activity of which began on Monday.
For example, the city’s Fair Palace, which has a maximum service capacity of 10,000 people per day, started with the vaccination of 600 people on the first day, although the capacity is 1,800 people and the number is expected to increase. with the evolution of vaccination.
Cantabria: mass vaccination once a week
This Wednesday, the Cantabrian region inaugurated one of its vaccination points: the Patxi Torre de Castro Urdiales sports center, which on the first day welcomed 316 people aged between 60 and 65. It is a type of vaccination that will be carried out once a week, as indicated by the regional government. In addition, this is not the first point activated for this activity, since since last March 31 it has been vaccinated at the Santander Exhibition Center.
According to the person in charge of the Cantabrian Health Service (SCS), Celia Gómez, the test carried out at the Palacio de Exposiciones “was very positive” because it made it possible to “greatly” increase the volume of the doses administered. Therefore, it has been maintained as a vaccination point, while the executive thinks of new spaces.
Murcia: vaccination distributed in the pavilions
The Region aims to vaccinate around 70,000 people this week, whose vaccination is distributed among health centers and, more massively, in sports halls. In this sense, that same Thursday, the mass vaccination began at the Felipe VI sports complex in Lorca, where 2,600 citizens between 60 and 61 years old were cited, who receive the injection of AstraZeneca. Thus, in this sports complex, more than 14,000 people have received the vaccine since last January.
Castilla y León plans to start mass vaccination soon
The increase in vaccines starting next week, with a supply of 1.7 million doses of the Pfizer compound alone to Spain from April 26 to the end of May, will allow mass vaccination of the population of Castilla y León. , who expects to receive approximately 130,000 weekly doses of this compound alone.
According to the weekly distributions of the compounds arriving in Spain, Castilla y León receives about 7.7 percent of the doses that arrive, so that of the 1.2 million Pfizer vaccines that have arrived in Spain today, the Community has received a total of 92,400. Thus, the region has prepared thirteen points of administration in the nine provinces of the Community.
Andalusia: nearly 750 vaccination points among the eight provinces
As reported by the Andalusian Council in early March, a mass vaccination strategy has been prepared for the administration of a minimum of half a million doses from Monday to Sunday. A plan which foresees its development in the coming months and in which nearly 750 vaccination points are envisaged among the eight Andalusian provinces, including large spaces and common points. “Its activation will last as long as necessary to complete the vaccination of the entire population,” they report from Health.
Galicia, with the tests already carried out
The Galician region began in March with its mass vaccination tests. Thus, a pilot test was carried out in the Cité de la Culture with a thousand people summoned, in which around 850 were finally vaccinated.
After these tests, the Xunta operated in 14 vaccination points, distributed throughout the autonomy in hospitals, conference centers and fairgrounds, such as the hospitals of A Mariña and Monforte, the Pazo de Congresos de Pontevedra or the city of Culture in Santiago. .
However, the Xunta de Galicia announced that this Thursday there will be no mass vaccination against the coronavirus, as the day will be used for the administration of Pfizer and Janssen sera at home.
At the same time, other regions such as Extremadura, Castile-La Mancha, the Basque Country or Navarre began their mass vaccination in April, although as in other territories, mainly two groups: one on the other hand, the most vulnerable population (over 70). ) and, on the other hand, key groups, such as teachers or state security forces.