Spain hits milestone with 70% of entire population fully vaccinated

Madrid, Sep 1 (EFE).- Spain hit a milestone on Wednesday with over 70% of its entire population, or some 33.3 million people, fully vaccinated against Covid-19, data from the Ministry of Health showed.

The target was initially set for 18 August but was not met until today.

A total of 33,376,693 people have received the full course of the vaccine in 247 days since the vaccination campaign began in Spain, on 27 December last year.

Ten of Spain’s autonomous regions had already surpassed the vaccination of over 70% of its population, including Galicia, Andalusia and the Basque country among others.

Experts have warned that 70% is not enough to achieve herd immunity, which will only be achieved with 90% of the population being fully vaccinated.

This figure can only be reached once the European Medicines Agency (EMA) authorizes children under 12 years old, who account for 11% of Spain’s population, to receive the vaccine. EFE


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