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Covid-19: "Andalucía is already vaccinating seven days a week"

Elías Bendodo with a dose of the vaccine. File photograph.
Elías Bendodo with a dose of the vaccine. File photograph. / EUROPA PRESS
  • A regional government spokesman said that 60 per cent of the coronavirus doses received have been injected and that 20 per cent have been reserved to guarantee the second dose with 21 days of the first

"Andalucía is ready and is already vaccinating seven days a week and at any time of the day," has claimed Elías Bendodo the regional government's spokesman.

Bendodo delivered the news on Sunday and said that a total of 81,580 vaccines have already been injected in Andalucía, which represents 60 per cent of the doses supplied to the region and a third of all those that have been injected in Spain.

"The third wave requires this pace and level of dedication," he reiterated.

21 days

He also highlighted that 20 per cent of the vaccines have been reserved as a contingency stock in order to be able to guarantee the second dose that must be given 21 days after the first to be effective against Covid-19 following the manufacturer's guidelines.

“It is necessary to save that 20 per cent because we cannot afford the luxury that due to inclement weather or any logistics problem, that second dose could not be supplied. If not, we would commit a great irresponsibility,” Bendodo said during his speech in a virtual meeting on Sunday.