Thursday 15th April 2021 | PRESS RELEASE; translation MIKE SMITH
The regional health minster Ana Barceló, has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine after being summoned to the vaccination point in Elda. She had initially wanted to be vaccinated at the end of the process but decided to attend the appointment to reinforce the message that the AstraZeneca vaccine is as safe as any other vaccine against the coronavirus.
A resident of Sax, she attended the Pabellón Azul in neighbouring Elda after being called up as part of the age group which is currently being vaccinated and, after receiving the dose, Barceló said that the vaccine is the beginning of the end of the pandemic, adding that there are “many millions of people who have been vaccinated” and that it is necessary to continue with the process to try and restore a certain normality. “It is the only way out of the health crisis and the pandemic.”
She also conveyed a message of reassurance regarding the latest information about the AstraZeneca vaccine. “It is a safe and reliable vaccine, as the experts have advised, and its benefits far outweigh the possible adverse reactions it may produce.” Thus, she has encouraged everyone in the Comunidad Valenciana to “trust the decisions made by experts, so that we will be able to confront COVID-19”.
She also expressed her gratitude to the immense effort being made at the different vaccination points across the Comunidad Valenciana, stating that “every day we are closer to overcoming this pandemic”.