The regional government in Andalucía has announced a major push to administer first doses of Covid-19 vaccines in areas that experience a great influx of tourists, such as the Costa del Sol.
This week, starting Monday, 16 August, the Junta will hold several mass vaccination sessions to people registered in the healthcare system - without the need for a prior appointment - all along the coastal strip.
The campaign is aimed at those over 16 years of age and messenger RNA vaccines (Moderna or Pfizer) will be administered.
In Malaga, sessions will be held at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in the city this Monday, 16 August (despite it being a public holiday) and Tuesday, from 9am to 7pm on both days.
Another mass vaccination day, without the need for a prior appointment, will be held in Nerja, on 18 August, at the López Cuenca Pavilion; at the Velez-Malaga fair ground, on the 18 and 20 August and in Alhaurín El Grande, at the town's health centre, on Monday, 16 August. The Junta de Andalucía say all sessions will be from 3.30 to 9pm.
In the Costa del Sol health district, Marbella will host sessions on the 17 and 18 August at the Palacio de Congresos, from 2.30 to 7.30pm for those born in 2005 or before. In San Pedro Alcántara, vaccine jabs will be administered at the old fair ground on the 18 August from 3pm to 7pm for those born between 2006 and 2009 and a day later, from 2.30pm to 7.30pm for people that were born from 2005 onwards.
In Estepona, on August 17, 18 and 19 - and from 4pm to 7.30pm - first doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be administered to the population over 16 years of age at the Palacio de Congresos.
In Benalmádena there will be a session, without prior appointments, on 18 August - for those born in 2005 or before - and on 19 August - for those born between 2006 to 2009 - at the Hospital de Alta Resolution de Especialidades.
Finally, Covid vaccinations will be given at Los Boliches in Fuengirola, at the Palacio de la Paz, on Thursday, 19 August from 3pm to 7pm for those over 16 years of age.