Mayors Jump The Queue

SPN Mayor of RiudomsThe mayor of the town of Riudoms (Tarragona) Sergi Pedret, has come under considerable criticism after jumping the queue for a vaccination.

He’s not alone because two other mayors, a man and wife, from small towns in the north of Alicante, also received the vaccine when they shouldn’t have. Their party (PSOE) is looking into taking punitive action against them.

Sr. Pedret, said that the head of the medical centre carrying out the vaccination campaign upon health workers had contacted him and said that they had doses left over and rather than wasting them, offered him the chance to receive one. In fact, one of his councillors also received a ‘spare’ jab.

“I’m not somebody to tell medical staff who to vaccinate or not,” he said in his defence, adding that he was simply following the instructions of the person in charge of the vaccination session. He also pointed out that he had to rush and get down to the centre because in a question of hours the spare doses would have been worthless and would have been thrown away.

As for the two other mayors, the Mayor of El Verger explained that on Friday that he had received a call from the medical centre to tell him that they had seven doses left over from vaccinating the medical staff because two of them were in quarantine, two had flu and three preferred not to have the jab.

“In all good faith we went round there, my wife and I, who is the Mayor of the neighbouring town of Els Poblets, and they gave us the jabs,” he said, adding, “furthermore the other five spare jabs went to police officers belonging to the Policía Local and the Guardia Civil, who were on duty at the time.”

(News: Riudoms, Tarragona, Valencia)

  3 comments for “Mayors Jump The Queue

  1. Pen
    January 21, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Thanks Martin. I wondered how we would know/be contacted. (I’m in thenover 70s group) For the flu jabs they put info on the SaludResponde App about start dates by age group and making appointments. I’ve taken a look for Covid and although there is ‘Información sobre síntomas tras la vacunación’ in the Salud Andalucía 24h part of the app, nothing appears about the process for vaccination against Covid. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  2. January 21, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Pen: It depends on your age. They still haven’t finished with the 80s plus but when they have it will be the turn of the 70s plus, we believe.

  3. Pen
    January 20, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Do you know anything about when Centro de Salud will start vaccinating people In Almunecar against the corona virus?

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