The Andalusian government is to implement its '24x7 Plan' to accelerate vaccination against Covid and to be able to administer close to one million doses per month.
The objective is to vaccinate every day and reach the maximum number of people in the shortest time possible, without any interruptions explained the Junta’s spokesman, Elías Bendodo, and regional health minister.
The Andalusian government has asked for two million vaccines before spring in order to ensure the vaccination of the entire population over 65 years of age - approximately 1.4 million people.
According to Aguirre, at the moment only 980,000 doses are guaranteed, which would be insufficient to cover the segment of the population considered to be most vulnerable to the virus.
Bendodo said that Andalucía is prepared and has the professionals and infrastructures in place for mass vaccination. He claimed that Andalucía is giving 15,000 vaccines per day, which equates to a quarter of the total daily number across Spain.
The first current phase of the Junta’s plan comprises the vaccination of all the elderly in residences, including day centres, and the staff who work in them, in addition to the professionals who are in the front line of the fight against Covid-19.
In total there are 79,233 people, divided between 43,705 residents and 35,528 health and social health professionals who are now being vaccinated. The completion of the first dose will conclude on Thursday, while the inoculation of the second doses will begin at three weeks as appropriate, starting on 18 January, with an end date scheduled for 4 February.
A total of 73 mobile teams, made up of 219 nurses, are participating in the mass vaccination.
Aguirre, explained that his department plans to administer 80 per cent of the vaccines that arrive weekly on Mondays and leave a reserve of 20 per cent as "working capital" to guarantee the dispensation of the second dose.