Spain to start vaccinating under 50s in June

Madrid, May 17 (EFE).- Spain will begin administering Covid-19 vaccines to the general population under 50 in June, Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez announced Monday.

“From June, we will start the mass vaccination of people under 50,” Sanchez said, adding that Spain is “93 days away from reaching herd immunisation.”

“I am sure that sooner rather than later, we will achieve the target of 70% of the Spanish population vaccinated,” the prime minister added.

With one in 5 people in the age group of 50 to 59 having received at least their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, the country is moving at a steady pace in its vaccination campaign.

Spain will receive 13 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines in June, increasing the weekly rate of doses from 1.7 million a week to 2.7 million a week.

Spain is administering Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose.

For the age group 40 to 49, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been approved.

The prime minister also announced Spain will start using the EU green passport before July to facilitate travel within the European Union.


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