Spain to Start COVID-19 Vaccinations in January, Prime Minister Says

Spain will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines through a comprehensive program in January and expects to cover a considerable size of the population within six months, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said last Nov. 21.

Spain will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines through a comprehensive program in January and expects to cover a considerable size of the population within six months, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said last Nov. 21.

“The campaign will start in January and have 13,000 vaccination points,” Sanchez said at a press conference after the two-day online G20 Summit.

“A very substantial part of the population will be able to be vaccinated, with all guarantees, in the first quarter of the year,” Sanchez added.

Sanchez also said that the government will implement a single national strategy to guarantee that the vaccine reaches prioritized groups and to achieve equitable access to the population.

Sanchez added that he will present the plan to the cabinet on Nov. 24 and that more health professionals would be recruited.

“We have a tough few months ahead of us but the road map has been drawn up,” Sanchez said.

According to Sanchez, Spain and Germany are the first countries of the European Union to have a complete vaccination plan.

Germany could start administering vaccines in December, Health Minister Jens Spahn said in an interview with news portal RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland.

According to data from John Hopkins University, Spain has recorded a total of 1,556,730 cases and 42,619 deaths. It has the highest record of cases in western Europe, coming after France.


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