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Junta lowers the age for Covid vaccination appointments to 25, from today

This week Andalucía will receive fewer vaccines than previous weeks.
This week Andalucía will receive fewer vaccines than previous weeks. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Young people born between 1993 and 1996 can, from 15 July, make a date for their first coronavirus jab

Andalucía is intensifying its efforts to contain the escalation in the number of coronavirus infections detected among those under 30 years of age.

From Thursday, 15 July, the Junta's Ministry of Health will opening the vaccination campaign to young people born up until 1996, that is, who will be or have reached 25 years of age in 2021.

The twenty-somethings will be able to make an appointment for their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine on the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) website through ClicSalud +, through the Salud Responde mobile application, the telephone hotline (955 54 50 60) or at their local health centre, preferably by phone.

The vaccination of people of this age, like the rest of the group up to 39 years, will be done with doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

The Junta has revealed that 10 per cent of people in the 40 to 69-year-old group have still to be vaccinated and it is intensifying its efforts to reach them with several mass vaccination sessions, that don not require an appointment, and using the single-dose Janssen vaccine.

This week Andalucía will receive fewer vaccines than previous weeks. The 470,180 doses comprise of 308,880 from Pfizer; 80,500 from Moderna and 80,800 from Janssen.