24,000 police and emergency personnel in Valencia to be vaccinated this week

Personnel from the Guardia Civil, Local and Autonomous Police, technical personnel from the Security forces and bodies, as well as professionals from Protección Civil and Emergencies will be vaccinated.

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Monday 1st March 2021 | MIKE SMITH

The regional Ministry of Health has begun to administer the vaccine against COVID-19 to professionals from the security, emergency services and armed forces this week.

For this, 24,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been made available that will allow the start of the immunization process for personnel belonging to the Guardia Civil, Policía Local and Policía Autonomicà, technical personnel of the security forces and bodies, Protección Civil professionals and emergency personnel.

Specifically, professionals born between 1966 and 2003 will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine which is recommended for people between 18 and 55 years. Those over 55 will be vaccinated when appropriate for their age group.

To carry out the vaccination processes, the Ministry of Health has enabled the three field hospitals of the Comunidad Valenciana, in which the appropriate circuits for vaccination have been established and the necessary personnel have been provided to carry out this process.

Those to be vaccinated will be summoned from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening Monday to Saturday, until the vaccination phase for them is finished. The forecast is to vaccinate 120 people an hour in the Alicante field hospital, 48 people in the Castelló field hospital and 180 in the Valencia field hospital.

Each field hospital has been equipped with teams of specific vaccination professionals. Thus, the Castelló field hospital has 4 vaccination teams, in Valencia 15 teams have been incorporated and Alicante has 10 teams of professionals to develop the vaccination campaign.

All these teams are in charge of coordinating the vaccination process from the arrival of the patient until they receive the vaccine and then go to a post-vaccination space, where they must remain at least 15 minutes under observation in case any adverse reaction appears.

The vaccination procedure has been designed in such a way that the flow of people is regulated, avoiding crowds within the facility and maintaining preventive protocols at all times, such as minimum interpersonal distance.

Comunidad Valenciana Vaccination Campaign

The Ministry of Health continues with the vaccination processes against COVID-19 in the groups that were already being vaccinated. During this week, the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine will also be administered in those residences that began the vaccination during the week of February 8 to 14. In addition, these centres will start the vaccine for people who, due to active infection, could not receive it at the time.

Likewise, the vaccine will be administered in day centres for people with functional diversity and to health workers of the health system who could not be vaccinated previously.

Regarding the population groups over 80 years of age and highly dependent, it is planned this week to administer 37,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Finally, with the Moderna vaccine, it is planned to administer the second dose to staff or residents of residences, as well as in public hospitals and in the Transfusion Center of the Comunidad Valenciana.

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Press Release – Generalitat Valenciana