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Malaga hits the one million people fully-jabbed milestone

More than 40 per cent of those between the ages of 12 and 19 have already received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
More than 40 per cent of those between the ages of 12 and 19 have already received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. / SUR
  • The Junta de Andalucía has announced details of more mass vaccination sessions, without appointments, in the province

More than a million people in Malaga have already received their complete Covid-19 vaccination schedule - that is almost 60 per cent of the province's population.

Specifically, some 1,004,786 have already received the full number of doses of one of the approved vaccines, while 1,169,559 people (69.37 per cent) have received at least one dose.

Of all the age groups, there has been a big boost in the number of jabs given to those between the ages of 12 and 19. A few days ago, it was barely 10 per cent, while now it exceeds 40 per cent. In addition, 80 per cent of the age group 40 and over has been fully vaccinated while 60 per cent of those between 20 and 29 years old (the group most affected by the fifth wave) have received at least one dose.

In Andalucía as a whole the situation is similar, the number of people that have had one dose of coronavirus vaccine stands at 6,192,840, some 73.6 per cent of the population.

With the aim of boosting the campaign, the Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Health has organised more mass vaccination sessions, without appointments, for those who have not yet been jabbed.

They will be carried out at Malaga’s Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in the city on 16 and 17 August, from 3.30pm to 7pm. There will also be a mass vaccination day without an appointment in Nerja, on 18 August, at the López Cuenca Pavilion (3.30pm to 9pm); at the Velez-Málaga fair ground on the 18 and 20 August (also from 3.30pm to 9pm), and in Alhaurín El Grande – in the town's health centre – on 16 August from 3.30pm to 9pm.