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Spain will begin voluntary vaccination against COVID-19 in January

Because Spain is a country with a very good tradition of vaccination, the authorities do not consider that it is necessary for the coronavirus to be mandatory

Vaccination against COVID-19 in Spain will begin in January 2021 and will not be mandatory, according to the Spanish Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, on the plan that the Executive of the socialist Pedro Sanchez will release next week.

The European Union (EU) has already signed contracts with the pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Janssen and BioNTech / Pfizer for one billion expandable doses; Signing with CureVac is imminent and negotiations with Moderna for another 400 million additional vaccines are well advanced.

TO Spain 10 percent of those doses would correspond to him, as indicated yesterday by the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, who valued that the country would be the first in the EU, together with Germany, to have a complete vaccination plan.

The objective of that plan is that mid 2021 some 30 million citizens have been vaccinated, “70 percent of the population in round numbers”, which would allow a good part of the citizenship to be immunized, Illa said today in a radio interview.

According to official figures, the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic in Spain The deaths already amount to one million 556 thousand 730 and 42 thousand 619 dead.

The latest data offered yesterday by the Spanish Ministry of Health They indicated 15,156 new cases of COVID-19 and 328 deaths, although the transmission of the virus had decreased for the eleventh consecutive day and the cumulative incidence stood at 419 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Illa explained that in Spain There are 13 thousand vaccination points available and that, in other campaigns, about 10 million people in a two-month period, so that with the usual network of vaccination points “it will be possible to function perfectly with a fast and efficient pace, and with guarantees”.

The Minister of Health believes that there is a very high awareness among Spanish citizens in relation to the benefits of get vaccinated, since Spain is a country with a very good tradition of vaccination, so he considers that it will not be necessary that the coronavirus is mandatory.

While that time comes, and with the approach of Christmas, most of the Spanish regions They have started to take steps to try to get to those holidays with the lowest possible incidence of the virus.

Especially considering the proximity of the bridge of the Constitution, which is celebrated in the first week of December and which is one of those that usually register the greatest displacements and movements of people to make purchases given the proximity of the Christmas holidays.

For those days, almost all the Spanish autonomous communities will be shielded with perimeter closures.

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