Junta announces Covid jab dates for those aged from 12 to 16 years old

Junta announces Covid jab dates for those aged from 12 to 16 years old
  • A spokesman claimed that Andalucía is the leading region in Spain for the number of vaccines administered, and forecasts this week 'we will exceed 10 million'

The Junta de Andalucía has marked a new, key date in red on its coronavirus vaccination calendar: the month of August.

The regional government’s spokesman, Elías Bendodo, announced this Tuesday (27 July) that all young people between 12 and 16 years of age will be vaccinated throughout the month of August, “with the aim of starting the school year in the with both doses given.”

Bendodo, speaking at a press conference, also announced that the 'target population' concept "will change from now on", and will be considered as the whole population over 12 years old instead of individuals over 16, as has been the case until now.

Within this new 'target population', Bendodo highlighted that in Andalucía that there are already 73 per cent of them vaccinated with one dose and more than 63 per cent who are fully vaccinated.

Bendodo stressed that Andalucía is ahead of all the regions of Spain for the number of vaccines administered vaccines: "This week we are going to exceed 10 million."

Despite the good pace of the campaign, the councillor criticised the central government for the reduction in the rate of delivery of doses. “We want this to end this soon and we do not understand why the number of doses has been reduced by half. The Government has to demand more vaccines from the European Union," he said.