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Andalucía opens third Covid jab appointments for the 60 to 65 age group

"Once we have finished those, we will start on the age range from 55 to 60", said the region’s Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, who maintains the "solution is vaccination"

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The Junta will open the third coronavirus jab appointments for people in the 60 to 65 age group this week, said the region’s Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre. "And once we have finished those, we will start on the range from 55 to 60" and consequently ensure that "the entire population will have a third dose."

Aguirre was speaking in Granada this Monday, 29 November, and said that “from Tuesday or Wednesday it will be possible request an appointment” for the 60 to 65 year old group.

The Health minister also added that the vaccination of children under 12 years old is scheduled for "mid-December" as "the vaccine has already approved by the European Agency for Medicine" using doses of both Pzifer and Moderna. Aguirre said "a first batch of 200,000 vaccines is expected" soon and defended the need to vaccinate children saying that although "the coronavirus does not affect children in a virulent way" the objective of the health authorities is to "cut the epidemiological chain" and prevent them from spreading the virus.

The Minister of Health said that the highest cumulative incidence per 100,000 inhabitants at this time is in the 30-45 year old age range, where the highest number of unvaccinated people is concentrated.

"The solution to the problem is vaccination," Aguirre argued.