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Police and prison officers to get the Covid-19 jab after the vulnerable groups in Spain

The Guardia Civil and the National Police are ready to vaccinate their officers. File photograph.
The Guardia Civil and the National Police are ready to vaccinate their officers. File photograph. / EUROPA PRESS
  • The vaccinations will start once care home residents and staff, front-line health workers and people older than 80 years of age have been inoculated

Spain’s Secretary of State for Security, Rafael Pérez Ruiz, has said that orders have been given to have the coronavirus vaccines "ready" for state security forces and prison officers, once the process with vulnerable groups is completed.

Pérez described the vaccination of the group as being of "critical importance.”

“For this reason”, he added, “when the protection of the most vulnerable groups - citing care homes, front-line health workers and people older than 80 years of age - has been completed the Guardia Civil and the National Police will be ready to vaccinate their officers.”

He said, "Our priority from the beginning has been to protect public servants" and "guaranteeing the right to work with effective means against the virus" which has included the "investment effort" to provide gloves, masks and coronavirus tests.

Pérez has argued that the Ministry of the Interior "is convinced of the critical importance of vaccinating officials in this department including officials from the prison service."