The vaccination process is underway according to the Government’s plans and this Friday a new milestone has been passed: to immunize 10 million people with the full schedule in the first week of June. That was one of the objectives that Pedro Sánchez announced on April 6, as a preliminary step to fully vaccinate 70% of the population before the end of summer and thus achieve group immunity.
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After the 570,225 doses administered during the last 24 hours, Spain has immunized 10,257,209 million people with the full regimen (two injections with Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca or a single one with Janssen, the only single-dose antidote approved so far). 21.6% of the population.
In addition, 40% of the population has been exceeded with at least the first dose, more than 19,038,135 million people. In total, since the vaccination campaign began at the end of December, 28,752,570 punctures have been administered.
“We met a new goal. More than 10 million Spanish men and women already have a complete guideline, which brings us closer to the goal of 70% of the vaccinated population before the end of August. We continue to advance together and meet objectives,” he celebrated the President of the Government in a video posted on his Twitter account.
“Thanks to those of you who make success possible every day in the greatest vaccination campaign of humanity,” said Sánchez.
The first objective of the Government was met at the beginning of May: to reach 5 million immunized. After today’s passage, the Executive plans to vaccinate 15 million people with the full schedule before the end of the week of June 14 and 25 million for the week of July 19. The final goal is the end of the summer, when the health authorities estimate to have vaccinated 33 million people, 70% of the population, to achieve group immunity, which experts see as the turning point to break the pandemic.
This push to the vaccination process in recent days It is produced thanks to an unprecedented arrival of doses since Monday. In total, four million doses have been received: a batch of 1.7 million from Pfizer – added to another 700,000 that arrived on Wednesday – another of 1.3 from AstraZeneca, 313,000 from Moderna and 700,000 from Janssen.
The arrival of doses is reflected in the vaccination rate. Right now, if this speed is maintained, it would take three more months to reach the 70% target. The current average with data from the last seven days is 374,126 daily doses administered. In addition, the speed increases in a generalized way in the autonomous communities.
Until now, Spain has prioritized the vaccination of the elderly. In May, all those over 80 years of age were fully immunized and almost 100% of those between 70 and 79 years old have at least one dose of the vaccine. In addition, of this age, 93.3% have the complete pattern. 90.3% of the next priority age range (those between 60 and 69) have received a dose and almost 20% have the full regimen.
Communities have vaccinated about half of all those over 50 with the full schedule. They are about nine million people. Meanwhile, 86.1% of that group has at least the first injection, more than 16.4 million people.
By autonomy, Asturias exceeds 33% of its population over 16 years with the complete guideline. They are followed closely by Castilla y León, with 32.8%, and Galicia, which has immunized 31.8%.