Andalucía's vaccination programme moves forward, starting next week, by calling forward people aged 49, 50 and 51 for their jabs.
The vaccination programme began back at the end of December inoculating residents and staff belonging to residences for the elderly in Andalucìa and has finally reached age groups that are far from vulnerable; i.e., unlikely to find themselves intubated in an ICU if they were to catch Covid.
The Junta aims to reach 70% immunity by the end of June/beginning of July. In fact, the Prime Ministerial Advisor, Elías Bendodo, says that they hope to begin on the under 40s by the 7th of July.
Of course, this can only be achieved with the timely arrival of promised, dosage consignments from the Central Government.
The Deputy Prime Minister for the Junta, Juan Marín, pointed out that they had broken a record this week with over 100,000 jabs administered in just one day. He says that the Junta has the capacity to achieve one-million inoculations per week if supplies are received as promised.
Along these lines, the Minister of Public Health (for the Central Government), Carolina Darias, announced on Friday that this coming week Spain would receive 4.6 million doses, which is a record number in itself.
On a different note, the Plan Estratégico de Vacunación de Andalucía has begun its collaboration with the Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, based in Granada, to train 600 personnel for their incorporation into the Andalusian Public Health System, together with retired medical staff who have offered their services as volunteers for the duration of the pandemic.