Almost 2 million Spaniards between the ages of 60 and 69 are still waiting for their second dose.
More than 1.8 million Spanish citizens aged 60 to 69 are waiting to complete their vaccination despite the fact that several communities decided a few weeks ago to shorten the time for administration of the second dose of AstraZeneca due to the spread of the more infectious delta. variant.
The vaccination report issued by the Ministry of Health shows that almost all, or 95% of this group, 5,062,906 out of a census of more than 5.3 million to be vaccinated, received at least one dose, mostly of the Anglo-Swedish preparation. .
This means that 65% (3,474,885) are already immunized with the complete regimen, after in mid-June several communities decided to advance the administration of the second dose of AstraZeneca to 8 or 10 weeks after the treatment. first dose.
The Communities of Madrid, Andalusia and Galicia were the first to reduce the time taken to administer second doses for people in their sixties, as announced on June 17, given the alert in countries like the United Kingdom on the expansion of the delta variant.
Subsequently, and when contagion levels among young people again triggered the cumulative average incidence in Spain (already at extreme risk of transmission over 300 cases), other communities followed the strategy, such as Murcia the did this week, once the Public Health Commission approved the measure.
Ministry of Health data indicates that communities have over 2.1 million doses of AstraZeneca in their ready-to-use refrigerators, this despite the shortcomings in the supply of this preparation since the start of the campaign.
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