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Vaccination continues at Easter

Madrid, Apr 1 (EFE) .- With the arrival today of a million doses of vaccines in Spain, the immunization strategy against covid will continue during the Holy Week festivities in the autonomous communities, which in some cases keep open the health centers and in others only the specific spaces enabled for vaccination.

This consignment of AstraZeneca will be distributed among the autonomous communities and will be added to the more than one million doses of Pfizer and Moderna that arrived last Monday and the remainder of all of them that has not yet been inoculated.

The Community of Madrid has announced that it will continue with the vaccination in the Metropolitan Wanda and the Isabel Zendal Nurse Hospital on these holidays in which the health centers will be closed, a circumstance that has once again caused a political controversy due to the criticism of the opposition.

Today the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, is summoned in the Metropolitan Wanda to receive the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, with which she will be the second person in charge of a ministry to do so after the vaccination on the 26th of the Minister of Territorial Policy , Miquel Iceta.

Cantabria began its first mass vaccination this Wednesday at the Santander Exhibition Center, where until Saturday included it is expected to vaccinate 2,800 people from essential groups of up to 65 years and over 80 years.

Navarra, Castilla y León and Extremadura have announced that they will continue to vaccinate, while the Valencian Community and Ceuta have insisted that they await the arrival of new doses in the coming hours.

In fact, in the Autonomous City, 270 older people have been summoned this Holy Thursday in the morning, who will receive the first dose of Pfizer, thus depleting the vaccines that are stored by the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Government.

In Euskadi these holidays are followed with the administration of the first and second doses to those over 80 years of age and with the vaccination of essential professionals up to 65 years of age who are still missing. Progress will also continue with the general population group under 65.

La Rioja already announced last week its plan to vaccinate from Monday to Sunday, including holidays, depending on the availability of sera, both at the San Pedro Hospital and at the La Rioja Biomedical Research Center (CIBIR) and the Foundation Calahorra Hospital.

In the Balearic Islands, large mass vaccination centers and health centers will remain open to continue immunization of those over 80 years of age.

This Wednesday, Health has notified that in the last 24 hours, 298,549 doses had been inoculated, the highest daily figure since the beginning of the campaign, which shows that the vast majority of the territories have pressed the accelerator to face the rebound in infections (the average incidence is already 152 cases, at high risk of transmission).

13.5% of the population in Spain already have an antidote against covid-19, while 6.8% have received the complete vaccination schedule.

The inflow of remittances from AstraZeneca is worrying in some communities, which this week amounted to a batch of only 115,200 sera, given that in mid-April or early May the second dose for immunity should begin to be supplied.

(c) EFE Agency

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