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The Junta rolls out its mass Covid-19 vaccination plan starting in Malaga this week

Representatives of the regional government at Malaga's Palacio de Ferias. File photograph.
Representatives of the regional government at Malaga's Palacio de Ferias. File photograph. / MIGUE FERNÁNDEZ
  • Health workers will administer doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday and Friday but only to those who have been summoned to the sessions

This week the Junta de Andalucía's first mass vaccination session will take place in Malaga at the Palacio de Ferias exhibition and conference centre where health workers will be vaccinating educational staff who have not yet received their first dose.

The Ministry of Health has planned at least two days: this Thursday and Friday (4 and 5 March), from 1pm to 7pm for those teachers who have been instructed to attend by their health centre.

The process aims to vaccinate quickly and efficiently, with a rate of more than a thousand people a day.

It is mandatory to go by car, with a maximum of four people per vehicle.

The AstraZeneca vaccine, only given in Spain to the under-55s, will be administered, so the appointments are for those born between 1966 and 2003.

Those over 55 will be vaccinated later, when the vaccination of older age groups, who are receiving the Moderna and Pfizer doses, is completed.

In its latest update of the vaccination strategy, Spain’s Ministry of Health recommends those who are going to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca formula, to take paracetamol to avoid adverse reactions, which are usually mild, short-lived and do not affect everyone.

Thursday's mass vaccination campaign will coincide with a new mass screening session in Malaga, also at the Palacio de Ferias.