Following on from yesterday's article on private health insurance and access to Covid vaccine for foreign residents, we received the following response to our request from the British Embassy in Madrid:
An Embassy spokesperson said: “The Spanish Government’s Vaccination Strategy is clear that, as a matter of public health, all people living in Spain are eligible for the vaccine, regardless of nationality or residency status. At the current time, those in the priority groups are being vaccinated – irrespective of nationality or type of sickness insurance. The Vaccination Strategy is updated regularly to include new priority groups as the number of doses available gradually increases.
Those UK nationals who are already registered in the public health system should be contacted by their regional health service to arrange an appointment. The Spanish authorities are asking insurance companies to coordinate with regional health services in order to provide vaccines to their customers. We are in touch with the Spanish authorities regarding progress of the rollout and what that means for UK nationals. Meanwhile UK Nationals living in Spain can contact their local health centre or insurer for more information.”
Link to the place in the FAQs where it specifies about vaccination for foreign residents:
Information on the priority groups in the Vaccination Strategy:
Our latest post on our Brits in Spain Facebook is here: