COVID-19 : Andalusia begins this week to vaccinate Infant, Primary and Secondary teachers

The Junta de Andalucía continues with firm step its vaccination plan. With all the nursing homes already immunized against Covid-19, the next step is to do the same with the professionals of the teaching sector Andalusian.

The regional government estimates that it will need one month to carry out this process. The first shift will be for those Education professionals under 55 years, group made up of some 130,000 people.

This Monday, in an interview on Canal Sur Radio, collected by Europa Press, the director of the Strategic Vaccination Plan of Andalusia, the pediatrician David Moreno Pérez, has indicated that vaccination of members of the State Security Forces and Bodies will begin the first week of March. Both groups will be administered the AstraZeneca vaccine.

At this time, as detailed, the vaccination phase of all people is being developed over 90 years old, while in turn professionals are also being vaccinated sanitary still pending to be immunized – also from private health – as well as pharmacists and psychologists.

AstraZeneca and the British strain

As stated Moreno Pérez to the citizens more greater vaccines will be provided Pfizer and Moderna. Asked whether the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective against new variants of the coronavirus, the director of the Andalusian Vaccination Plan maintains that “Goes very well” against the British strain but not so much against the South African version.

Regarding the mass vaccination plan that the Andalusian Government will approve this week, Moreno Pérez trusts that it can be undertaken from the month of April, with the setting of 500,000 weekly doses. Actually, Andalusia receives between 100,000 and 120,000 doses every seven days.

214,500 Andalusians, already immunized

The Junta de Andalucía has already administered -data computed until Saturday, February 20- a total of 602,489 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Breaking down these figures, 214,464 people have already received the complete vaccine with the two doses – about a 2.5% of Andalusians– and 173,561 only have the first.

In Spain, according to the information provided by the Ministry of Health in the activity report of the vaccination process against Covid-19 – data collected between December 27, the day the vaccinations began, and Friday February 19 – have already been administered 2,936,011 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 of Pfizer, Modern Y AstraZeneca, 81.1% of those distributed -3,622,165 units- among the autonomous communities.