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Spain approaches 100,000 daily jabs after starting Moderna vaccinations

A nurse receives the vaccine at the Hospital Príncipe de Asturias de Alcalá de Henares.
A nurse receives the vaccine at the Hospital Príncipe de Asturias de Alcalá de Henares. / RC
  • It is still far from the quarter of a million jabs a day that the Ministry of Health had set as a goal to achieve 70 per cent of the population being vaccinated by the end of September

The rate of vaccination against the coronavirus in Spain continues to gather pace but it is still well behind the target set by central government in Madrid.

Spain’s Ministry of Health, led by Salvador Illa, reported that in the last 24 hours the regional health services inoculated 94,548 doses, one per cent more than the 93,597 injected the previous day, which had been the best figure since the campaign began on 27 December.

Moderna vaccine

On Thursday the first 99 doses of the 35,700 Moderna vaccines that arrived this week were injected.

Although the rate of vaccination has improved since last week, Spain is still far from the quarter of a million jabs a day that the Ministry of Health has set as a goal to achieve 70 per cent of the population being vaccinated by the end of September.

To date, and after almost three weeks of the inoculation campaign, only 1.4 per cent of the Spanish population has received the first of the two doses necessary for immunisation.