Publication: Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:21
Since this Thursday, April 22, several autonomous communities have started to immunize the population with the Janssen vaccine, the first single dose against the coronavirus, the blockade of which ended on Wednesday, after the EMA confirmed its safety and its effectiveness against the disease.
At present, the autonomies have already received a total of 146,000 vials of antidote, although the total figure for the remainder of April is around 300,000. These, moreover, will not do that to increase during the second quarter, since 5.5 million vaccines correspond to Spain for the next two months.
However, as usual in the vaccination strategy, the use of the Janssen vaccine is asymmetric according to each territory. So, while some regions like Galicia, Andalusia or the Canary Islands plan to start today, others like Aragon or the Balearics must start vaccination during the weekend, while Cantabria, for example, suggests that it will not start until next week. , without specifying a specific day.
According to the health vaccination strategy, this vaccine should be given to people aged 70 to 79 years. Even so, as Minister Carolina Darias pointed out, this range is not an imposition (as is the case with AstraZeneca), so autonomies can choose to inoculate in groups of a age other than this range.
Next, we go over the planned dates for using Janssen in each CCAA:
The Galician region was on Wednesday one of the first to receive the new antidote. At first the intention of the Xunta was to begin its administration yesterday, but eventually it was postponed to this today. Thus, the region is considering inoculating Janssen with large dependents at home – due to the characteristics of the vaccine, different communities have already advanced this strategy, as being effective with a single dose avoids problems for people with reduced mobility.
Regarding the age groups in which it will be inoculated, as the Minister of Health of Xunta, Julio García Comesaña, stressed on Wednesday, the injection will be administered to large dependents “of all ages” , since the vaccination of the 70-79 year-old group is already advanced. In total, Galicia received 8,300 doses of the Janssen vaccine in this first batch.
Andalusia received 26,150 doses of Janssen’s formula on Wednesday, which will also begin to be inoculated on Thursday. However, the distribution was carried out drip, because in the province of Huelva, for example, only about fifty doses arrived. Therefore, they are distributed in an “auto-covid” format, i.e. from a vehicle.
In this region, vaccination with this injection is aimed at people over 70 years of age. Nevertheless, the Andalusian Ministry of Health has confirmed that this use will not change the strategy with the Pfizer and Moderna vials, which will continue to be used in people between 71 and 79 years old, since vaccination with the first dose of the most 80 years old. has already concluded.
The Madrid region will use the Janssen vaccine in people with reduced mobility, so that the injection will be given at the home of this group. In total, the region has received 20,900 doses of Janssen, which begins to be administered tomorrow, Friday.
the Canary Islands
The archipelago has 6,000 doses of the Janssen vaccine this week, which will begin to be administered on Thursday. In this sense, as the President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, recalled this Wednesday, it will be used in people aged 70 to 79 years.
Regarding this region, vaccination with Janssen will cause a marked increase in dose over the weeks. Indeed, Torres’s intention is to reach 20,000 vaccinated per day in the archipelago, a figure which, thanks to this new dose, could begin to be exceeded today.
The Balearic Islands received 3,600 vaccines from Janssen on Wednesday which, according to the archipelago’s executive, will begin to be administered this Friday and will deplete the first supply throughout Saturday and Sunday. They will be vaccinated in people aged 70 to 79 and citizens will be able to access them both at health centers and at mass vaccination points.
The Basque Country is another region which begins vaccination with Janssen on Thursday. In this case, the Basque Country has 6,850 doses of the vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.
Thus, Janssen will join with Pzifer and Moderna to vaccinate the elderly. On the other hand, the Minister of Health of the Basque government, Gotzone Sagarduiy, said on Wednesday that, since it is a single-dose vaccine, it will be inoculated in “more widespread” places, also at home. large dependents, as occurs in Galicia or Madrid.
Catalonia on Wednesday recovered the 24,000 doses that Janssen paralyzed by the suspension of its distribution, and will be intended for the population between 70 and 79 years old, by combining it at random with the serum that is currently used for this group: the American from Pfizer. The Ministry of Health will begin vaccinating them immediately, starting this Thursday and throughout Friday.
The Generalitat was one of those who had the most problems receiving the Janssen vaccine. Indeed, during this Wednesday, sources of Sanitar confirmed that the vaccine arrives this noon, a fact which threatened to delay the vaccination with this antidote to the next week. However, it will finally start to be inoculated from Friday, so the region hopes to use mass vaccination centers to administer the corresponding approximately 15,000 doses.
He plans to start vaccination on Thursday. Thus, this Wednesday, he received the first 3,150 single-dose vaccines from Janssen against the coronavirus, which will be used to accelerate the vaccination of people between 70 and 79 years old, announced the Minister of Health, Pablo Fernández, at the end of the ‘Interterritorial. National Health System Council. In this regard, the adviser argued that this Friday will have additional information on said assessment to “continue to adapt the national vaccination strategy” on the basis of the evidence obtained.
Extremadura and Cantabria could vaccinate with Janssen next week
Unlike the regions mentioned, Extremadura and Cantabria plan to start with Janssen within the next week. In the case of Extremadura, the Council did not indicate a departure day, although the Second Vice-President and Minister of Health and Social Services, José María Vergeles, said on Wednesday that they would proceed to thawing, so it is possible that they will be distributed between Thursday and Friday. “We will use them when we can, following the vaccination strategy,” said the adviser. In total, the Board received 3,000 doses of the injection.
With regard to Cantabria, the regional government has 1,800 doses. As reported by the regional government’s Health Department, in principle, they will begin to be used next week in the population from the age of 70, preferably people immobilized at home.
Aragon, Castile-La Mancha, Castille and León, La Rioja, Murcia and Navarre: this is the number of doses
Regarding vaccination with this antidote, the government of La Rioja plans to start its plan between Thursday and Friday; “as soon as possible,” said La Rioja government spokeswoman Sara Alba on Wednesday. In total, this territory has 1000 doses of vaccine and, according to the leader, the speed with which they are inoculated depends on various factors: “As soon as we know if the doses are likely to be administered, we will do so as soon as possible. ., and we’ll add them to the immunization schedule we already had this week, ”he says.
In the rest of the regions, the doses vary according to the needs of the population: Castilla y León received 7,400 doses in this first batch, while Castilla-La Mancha already has 6,300. In both cases, it will be inoculated. to people aged 70 to 79. Regarding the dates, the two regions have not indicated an exact day, but they plan to start with the vaccination because the vaccine is available in health centers and vaccination points.
For its part, the Aragonese region, which has received 4,100 doses of Janssen vaccine, will administer them throughout the weekend. In this sense, at the beginning of the afternoon of this Wednesday, according to the regional Minister of Health, Sara Ripollés, the batch of vaccination of Janssen arrived at the clinical hospital of Zaragoza. From there, they are distributed to health centers, where, between Friday and Sunday, it is planned to progress with the vaccination.
Along with this, the government of Navarre also plans to start the administration on Thursday. Specifically, 2,050 doses have arrived, although another shipment with the same amount is expected to arrive throughout the month. It will be inoculated to people between 70 and 79 years old, while in Murcia, unlike the provincial community, an exact date has not yet been indicated, but the number of doses has been indicated: in total, 4650 doses, which will be used to advance with the vaccination of the region.