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Under-55s who have recovered from Covid-19 to get only one dose of the vaccine in Spain

Vaccination against the coronavirus in Spain. File photograph.
Vaccination against the coronavirus in Spain. File photograph. / SUR
  • Spain's Ministry of Health has updated the national vaccination strategy for the fourth time this Friday

Spain's Ministry of Health has announced that people under the age of 55 who have recovered from the coronavirus will only receive one dose of a vaccine six months after infection.

The new policy was revealed in the fourth update of the national strategy, agreed by the Public Health Commission and made public this Friday (26 Ferbuary) by the Ministry of Health.

The plan maintains the age criteria for immunisations and establishes four new groups for when there are sufficient doses of the vaccines.

The next group to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will be people between 70 and 79 years old; then those from 60 to 69. After that it will be those under 60 years of age with high-risk conditions, and then those between 56 and 59 years of age.

The strategy also specifies that once the AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered to the essential worker groups (police, firefighters or teachers) they will be administered to people aged between 45 and 55. Spain has vetoed the use of the AstraZeneca formula to anyone over the age of 55.