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Covid vaccination begins in 10 public hospitals in Madrid

Madrid, Apr 10 (EFE) .- Ten public hospitals are joining the network of centers of the Community of Madrid that administer vaccines against covid-19 to collaborate in the inoculation process to the general population.

The 12 de Octubre, Gregorio Marañón, La Paz and Fundación Jiménez Díaz hospitals will begin to administer the Pfizer vaccine to people from 70 to 74 years old; While the hospitals of Móstoles, Alcorcón, Fuenlabrada, Severo Ochoa, Getafe and Puerta de Hierro will do so to the population between 60 and 65 years old, in this case with AstraZeneca, whose doses have been restricted to those over 60 years of age.

These centers will administer a total of 12,000 vaccines over the weekend, in addition to the 10,000 daily of the Nurse Isabel Zendal hospital and the 4,000 daily of the Wizink Center, which debuted yesterday in the vaccination strategy.

According to the Deputy Minister of Public Health and the COVID-19 Plan, Antonio Zapatero, on Wednesday, the Community of Madrid plans to inject a total of 277,000 doses until Sunday.

At the Wizink Center (former Sports Palace), 45 sanitary technicians and two doctors divided into two seven-hour shifts are vaccinating the drug AstraZeneca to people between the ages of 60 and 65, in a device under the coordination of SUMMA 112 .

Not counting the hospitals that are incorporated today, the Wizink Center is the third mass vaccination point enabled in Madrid, along with the Wanda Metropolitano and the Zendal.

The socialist candidate for the Presidency of the Community in the May 4 elections, Ángel Gabilondo, has missed the fact that there is no hospital in the Henares corridor among those authorized to vaccinate. Sources from the Ministry of Health have advanced that they will be incorporated in the coming weeks.

In addition to mass vaccination points, Primary Care health centers continue to administer Pfizer to older people, progressively covering the age groups from 80 to 75 years.

Citizens who are going to be vaccinated this weekend in hospitals have been summoned by sending an interactive SMS where they can confirm their appointment or request a change of date.

In the event that the user does not confirm their appointment through the option enabled for it, they will receive a telephone call from the telephone number 91.502.60.58, from the Personalized Attention Center (CAP) of the Ministry of Health.

Likewise, in the middle of next week the vaccination of people in risk groups will begin in tertiary hospitals, that is, those of greater complexity. These patients will be summoned directly from the hospitals where they are usually cared for.

Risk groups include transplant or waiting list patients, on hemodialysis, with oncohematologic disease, solid organ cancer, primary immunodeficiencies, HIV infection, and Down syndrome older than 40 years.

(c) EFE Agency

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