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Andalucía studies mass vaccination plan for people over 80 in stadiums or conference centres

The region's health system has the capacity to inject up to 350,000 doses of the vaccine weekly.
The region's health system has the capacity to inject up to 350,000 doses of the vaccine weekly. / EUROPA PRESS
  • The regional government also proposes that mobile units take the vaccination roll-out for the elderly to rural areas and people with mobility problems be vaccinated in their homes

The director of Andalucía’s strategic vaccination plan, Dr David Moreno, said this Tuesday that the Junta is studying a plan to carry out mass coronavirus vaccinations for people over 80 years of age, who don’t have mobility problems, in large spaces - such as conference centres or stadiums.

Speaking to Canal Sur Radio, Moreno said that different vaccination strategies are being analysed, one of which is that the elderly with mobility problems are inoculated at home, while people over 80 years who have no such problems can be vaccinated both in health centres and in "large spaces enabled for it".

There are plans, he stressed, to reach this group as quickly as possible, and he also referred to the possibility of using mobile screening units to take the vaccinations to rural areas.

Moreno also said he considered it "very difficult" to reach the target of having 70 per cent of the population immunised against the coronavirus by June, due to the rate at which vaccines are arriving.

He said that the Andalusian health system has the capacity to inject up to 350,000 doses of the vaccine weekly if that amount arrives, but this Monday only 85,850 vaccines arrived in the region.