The coronavirus vaccination campaign in Andalucía continues to gather speed and is entering a decisive phase to achieve the long-awaited herd immunity.
This Tuesday, 25 May, the Andalusian government announced the process is running like "a precision timepiece" as it set new targets, which will allow more people in Andalucía to receive a vaccine in the coming weeks.
This was declared at a press conference by the regional government’s spokesperson, Elías Bendodo, who announced that June will be "a key month for vaccination" in the region.
"It will be a platform to achieve herd immunity", he said.
And he gave dates: "In June we will vaccinate the group aged between 40 and 50 years old and from 7 July we will begin to vaccinate those under 40 years old."
Hours before, the president of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, also outlined the public health authority’s objective to start the vaccination of the 50 and 51 year olds during the first week of June while the following week is “scheduled those under 50”, he revealed.
In addition, since this Tuesday 52 and 53 year olds have been able to make an appointment to receive their first dose of the vaccine.
"We are going at a very good pace, multiplying the vaccination capacity with the aim of reaching July and August with a summer that is as normal as possible with a very high percentage of the population immunised," said Bendodo.
VACCINATION SCHEDULE: KEY DATES
PEOPLE AGED OVER 52:
This week. Those who do not yet have an appointment can request it through the Salud Responde website or app.
PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 49 AND 51:
The goal is to vaccinate this age group during the week of 31 May to 6 June.
PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 40 AND 48:
The vaccination of this group is scheduled from 7 June to 7 July.
PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 19 AND 39:
From 7 July onwards.