The director of the Junta de Andalucía's coronavirus vaccination plan, David Moreno, said this Thursday (24 June) he hopes that "during July" young people in their 20s can start to be vaccinated in the region. This is despite the fact that next month the regional government calculates that it will receive "around 30 to 35 per cent fewer" doses compared to those that are arriving throughout the month of June.
Speaking in an interview on Canal Sur Radio, Moreno said the vaccination campaign is going "very well" in Andalucía, and that "we cannot do any better" because " we are using practically every dose that comes to us – but we would like more”.
He pointed out that there have been "several incidents with the delivery of doses", and in June, for example, "fewer arrived from Janssen than was scheduled about two months ago".
"These are small obstacles that, added together, are making it almost impossible for us to reach that goal of starting the summer with 70 per cent of people vaccinated with at least one dose", but "we are working on it", said David Moreno, who estimates that Andalucía will "surely reach the last week of June with 53-54 per cent of people vaccinated with at least one dose, and around 35 per cent of the population vaccinated with the full schedule."
Moreno said he hopes that it will be "during the month of July" when the target of 70 per cent of the population vaccinated with at least one dose is reached, but added that he does not know "exactly the date" in which it will be achieved, because in July "a smaller number of doses will be received than in June", although he still does not know the exact number that will arrive.
"Compared to what is arriving now in June, there will be a reduction of 30-35 per cent in July", pointed out David Moreno who, in any case, has indicated "the intention to start" with the vaccination of "those in their 20s during the month of July", because the regional government wants to "vaccinate the young people, who right now have one of the highest infection rates."
Moreno recalled that the population group above 36 years of age is currently being vaccinated in Andalucía, and "the idea is to progressively lower it" but that the speed it happens "will depend on the doses we receive and how quickly we complete the age groups that we are vaccinating now.”