The Minister of Health of the Region of Murcia, Manuel Villegas, has acknowledged that the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 was injected, according to statements collected by the media The truth, in which he justifies having been vaccinated “as a health worker”, being a cardiologist in the Murcian Health Service (SMS).
Villegas has indicated that the officials of the Ministry of Health and the SMS have also been vaccinated because there are “services that are essential” and their professionals go to health centers. The trackers have also been injected with a dose to avoid outbreaks and thus “logistical problems.” The counselor has assured that he is diverting “the focus of what is important” when talking about the vaccination of public offices, “the pressure from the hospitals.”
The Region of Murcia is immersed in the vaccination campaign of the second priority group, according to the protocol of the Ministry of Health, “first-line health personnel”, such as people who work in the Covid plants, ICU or health center . Despite this, Villegas and officials from the Ministry have already received the first dose, without having vaccinated the residents of the day centers.
SMS sources consulted by The truth They assure that the decision was consulted with the Ministry, and they explain that it was considered that all services are essential at this time.