The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has claimed this Wednesday that the region is not receiving enough doses to reach the vaccination goal of 70 per cent of the population by the summer.
Moreno said, during a visit to a children’s hospital in Seville, “We do not have enough vaccines and at this rate we will not even reach 14 per cent of the population before summer."
For this reason, the Andalusian president has demanded more of “an effort” from the national government of Pedro Sánchez and said that, to meet the 70 per cent vaccinated target, between 350,000 and 400,000 weekly vaccines would be needed in Andalucía.
Moreno said that the region has already used 99.9 per cent of the vaccines received and that 31 per cent of those immunised in Spain so far are Andalusians.
The Andalusian president, described this period of the pandemic as "critical" with a third wave "much harsher and more difficult to control", with an "explosive" level of infections and with a "record" in hospitalisations and admissions to intensive care units.
He also announced that both "public and private health resources will be at the service of all Andalusians".
Finally, Moreno has also demanded that the central government lowers the sales tax on FFP2 face masks in a way that "encourages their general use among the population".