Madrid, Apr 1 (EFE) .- Defense Minister Margarita Robles received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, after which she thanked the health workers for their work and wished that the vaccination process “goes better” in view of the million doses received today.
After receiving the injection of the vaccine, for which she was summoned at eight thirty in the afternoon, Robles stressed to journalists the importance of people getting vaccinated in order for life to return to normal.
In the Armed Forces, he said, 40,000 people have already been vaccinated, in a process that Robles has hoped that this Holy Week can be expedited after the million doses received by the Government and that he will distribute in the next few hours to the autonomous communities .
The minister, who mentioned the importance of vaccinating 80-year-old citizens, thanked the health workers for their work, “very great professionals who must be thanked for the effort, empathy and humanity with which they have treated us all. “.
“Hopefully the process (of vaccination) goes better,” he concluded after admitting, laughing, that the puncture in the arm bothered him a bit.
Robles, 64, is the second person in charge of a ministry to receive the coronavirus vaccine, after the Minister of Territorial Policy, Miquel Iceta, did it on March 26.
This Tuesday the Undersecretary of State for Defense, Amparo Valcarce, was vaccinated, also in the Wanda, who had to wait more than an hour and a half outdoors and found, according to Defense, the lack of vaccination posts in some facilities ” immense “.
Robles’ number two, the Secretary of State for Defense, Esperanza Casteleiro, is summoned tomorrow Friday to receive the first dose, this time at the Hospital Nurse Isabel Zendal, following the vaccination plan of the Community of Madrid against COVID-19 .
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