Mass Vaccinations Continue

The Almuñécar sports stadium, Francisco Bonet is hosting for a second week mass vaccination sessions for people between 73 and 79.

ALM Vaccinations in the Sports Stadium 14AP21People are being called in from Jete, Otívar and Lentegí, as well as those from La Herradura and Almuñécar, amongst them many foreign residents who are registered with the Andalusian Health Service, (SAS).

The stadium is running one line for morning sessions and two lines for the afternoon ones, starting at 09.00h and finishing at 19.30h.

Motril is doing the same in their municipal sports stadium, too, so its not only Almuñécar on the Costa Tropical.

The Councillor for Citizen Saftey, Francisco Robles, pointed out that people within this age group who have still not received a call should contact their GP or the Medical Centre, just in case there is an error in the records concerning the contact phone number – including if you have changed your number and not informed them.

In the meantime almost 300 people a day are receiving their inoculations, which at the moment are of the Pfizer type. Each person vaccinated receives an appointment for their second jab there and then.

Editorial note: if you look below at the comments you will see we have provided a link. On this link you will see to other options to the one of actually going round to the medical centre, both of which are via internet and both require a digital signature – if you don’t have one, you’re left with the visit to the medical centre.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: JM de Haro)

  11 comments for “Mass Vaccinations Continue

  1. April 24, 2021 at 10:29 am

    David: It does help and thank you for the input 😉

  2. David M
    April 24, 2021 at 10:23 am

    I got a call on Tuesday last for a vaccination yesterday, St. Georges Day, & I am 69 (1951) so they are advancing very nicely. I had a Pfizer jab & am due to have the second one in 3 weeks time. There were a lot of 69/70 year olds being vaccinated at the same time. Info only if it helps.

  3. April 19, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Jennifer: my honest recommendation is take whatever they want to give you, as it is better than nothing, and if you refuse or don’t turn up, that is precisely what you are going to get; nothing. I was born in 1957 therefore I will be getting AstraZeneca and I will happily turn up for it. In the case of Jannsen, as even 66% effectiveness is better than 0% the effectiveness of not having any vaccination. 😉

  4. Jennifer
    April 19, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    I had a call this morning that my vaccination will be on Wednesday afternoon. The decision ‘re. Janssen jab is being made on Tuesday by EMA. Nowhere in Spanish press does it say it is only 66% effective, just centres on it being one jab. I am 70 so will be one of the last in my age group to receive a jab, others having had Pfizer or Moderna. I definitely do not want Jannsen for effectiveness and medical reasons, but Moreno has earmarked 70 to 79s to get it. I know they already have some vials in the warehouse in Spain Any suggestions Martyn?

  5. April 18, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Pen: will do. I’ll amend the article 😉

  6. Pen
    April 18, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Thank you for your helpful reply on how to get a vaccination certificate once we have had our second vaccinations.
    Super to get the link from you too to take one of the 3 options available. I was unaware of this, perhaps a short piece in the Gazette may help other people too?

  7. April 17, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Pen: if you are 70 or over, you will have received Pfizer or Moderna (probably the first). If you are 69 or below, you will have received AstraZeneca. Yes you can obtain a certificate once your full vaccination against Covid-19 is received.

    There are three ways of obtaining a vaccination certificate: an online site, a phone app and by going round to your medical centre with a download form.

    Follow this link and scroll down to “Certificado de Vacunación.” There you will find explanations for the three forms and a link for the form that you will to download if you prefer going to the medical centre.

  8. Pen
    April 17, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Does anybody know whether we will be given something after receiving our second vaccination that confirms we’ve been vaccinated – and with which vaccine? I feel this is important in case we need to ask for medical help anywhere – or are asked if we’ve had our vaccinations!

    My husband and I had our first vaccinations yesterday at the Francisco Bonet sports stadium, after I received a telephone call Thursday morning. We both have a slip of paper to return for our second vaccination on 7 May. It was a very smooth and quick process, everyone was very helpful.

  9. Kathy Hill
    April 15, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    My husband had a telephone call on Tuesday for an appointment at 4pm that day with a 2nd appointment for 4th May…he is 74yrs old.

  10. Mark Clifton
    April 15, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Sandra, I understand that Salobreña are doing two age groups now: upwards from 60 – 69 and downwards from 79 – 70. Both are at the Centro Salud in Salobreña. I know quite a few people now who have had theirs so there is progress.

  11. Sandra Mihlenstedt
    April 15, 2021 at 7:38 am

    I read Almunecar and surrounding areas are still vaccinating people.
    Does anyone now when Salobrena will be doing the vaccine for 70-79 age group.

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