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Marbella offers mass Covid jab sessions for the over-18s, without prior appointments

The town council is promoting a mass vaccination campaign for people over 18 years of age.
The town council is promoting a mass vaccination campaign for people over 18 years of age. / JOSELE
  • The Costa del Sol town already has 61 per cent of its target population (aged over 12) fully vaccinated and 73 per cent have had a single dose

Marbella once again exceeded the figure of 1,000 coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants this Tuesday (27 July) and the Junta de Andalucía notified two more Covid deaths in the Costa del Sol town.

The data worries the health sector, which sees how the incidence continues to grow, and the tourist, who worries about the possible consequences in the form of a night curfew in the middle of summer season.

Hope continues to be firmly placed on the vaccination campaign and for that reason, the town council has launched an awareness campaign aimed at the younger group with the slogan 'Young people will fight' and the hashtag #yomevacuno.

At the same time, walk-in mass vaccination sessions, without a prior appointmnet, have been opened to those over 18 years of age. They began on Tuesday (with people aged over 20 years old) in the afternoon and continue today, 28 July - and they have been extended to those over 18 - from 2.30pm to 7pm, at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos Adolfo Suárez and in the Carpa of San Pedro Alcántara.

This was explained by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, who visited the Marbella vaccination centre together with the councillor for Health, Enrique Rodríguez, the directors of the Las Albarizas and Leganitos health centres, Antonio Ayala and Elena Gálvez, respectively, and the new manager of the health district, Elena Ayllón. There they held a meeting with the youth groups Enclave Joven and Marbella es Más to encourage this group to get vaccinated.

According to the data provided by Muñoz, in Marbella 73 per cent of the target population (aged over 12 years old) have received a first dose and 61 per cent with are fully vaccinated.

The reuptake campaign is still open for people over 40 who have not received a jab. Those interested may go without an appointment this Wednesday (28 July), from 2.30pm to 7pm in Marbella and on Saturday from 9am to 2pm in San Pedro Alcántara. Those who attend will receive the single-dose Janssen vaccine.

"We know that vaccination is what really works against the pandemic and we will not obtain total immunity if there is not a sufficiently high percentage of the population with the vaccines," said the councillor who asked the general public and young people in particular for "responsibility for themselves and those around them."