Málaga province slow vaccination rate is concerning

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Málaga province slow vaccination rate leave summer ´up in the air

MÁLAGA – The Málaga province administered only 16,500 doses last week. At this rate, it would take more than two years to fully vaccinate 70% of people over 16 years.

Last week’s vaccinations represent only 1% of the province’s population. As most vaccines require two doses, in effect this equates to half that number of vaccinated people.

Low figures vaccinated over Easter weekend

Although the Junta de Andalucía insisted the campaign would not stop, it seems Easter made a negative impact. Only 66 vaccines were administered in Málaga province on Easter Friday and Saturday.

The population of Málaga province would assume that 20% of administered vaccines in Andalucia region would be within the province. However, last week it accounted for only 14%. This could be because the number of doses delivered is based on group rather than population numbers.

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Vaccination to ‘take off’ in second quarter

Spanish president Pedro Sánchez said today, the plan is for 70% of the population to be vaccinated by the end of August. There are 87 million doses on order. His timetable shows increased rollout during the second quarter of 2021.

The Junta de Andalucía on Monday (5 April) announced the region has already injected 1.5 million doses of vaccines and 522,939 people are fully immunised with two doses.

Regional president, Juanma Moreno, celebrated “the exciting figure” and said, “It is not just a number. They are stories of hope. We are the ones who vaccinate the most, but we need many more. The joy will be total when all of Andalucía is immunised.”

As the most populated region in Spain, Andalucia has received the most vaccines from the central government, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health.

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