The Minister for Public Health, Salvador Illa, has announced that Covid vaccinations will be rolled out from Sunday the 27th of this month.
This date is the day set by the EU and on the 26th Pfizer will send the first batch of vaccine doses to Spain.
The minister assured that Spain was set up ready to go just as soon as they arrived: We’re not going to lose a day,” he said, adding, “this isn’t the end [of the pandemic] but it is the beginning of the end.”
He admitted that they did not know how many doses they will receive but considers that it wouldn’t be all that they would like. As they arrive they will be distributed equally amongst the autonomous regions of Spain. Thanks to this distribution the vaccination programme will commence simultaneously in each region.
The first people to receive their jabs will be the residents of retirement homes and their carers. In total, 2,500,000 people will be vaccinated during the first three months of next year.
The arrival and distribution will be done in secrecy for security reasons, therefore where they will entry the country and how they will be shifted internally has not been made known. The transport will be escorted by the police.