Monday 12th April 2021 | PRESS RELEASE; translation MIKE SMITH
The multipurpose room at Portal del Clot is likely to be the location for the mass vaccination of the population of Xàbia. Some weeks ago, the regional government announced that the town was going to be one of the vaccination points in the Comunidad Valenciana, and councillor Rita Berruti (Health) has been in contact with the health centres to look a possible locations that would meet the requirements.
The large space at the municipal complex at Portal del Clot has been identified as a location that meets these requirements, including its proximity to the urban centre and accessibility as well as connectivity to service networks. The complex sits on top of an underground car-park with further parking and the bus station just a few minutes’ walk away. Its layout will also allow a separate reception area to be established, away from the vaccination area, in order to efficiently process patients through the vaccination procedure.
The large room has been used previously for blood donations and to provide temporary shelter in emergency situations as well as cultural activities and conferences. The councillor met with the commissioner of the Department of Health in the Marina Alta, Juan Puig, a few days ago to show the space as part of the preparation work of the mass vaccination.
Councillor Berruti explained that residents of Xàbia will continue to be vaccinated in the existing locations in parallel to the campaign. The Health Centre has been vaccinating people in progressively decreasing age ranges, starting with those over 90 years of age and currently administering jabs to those aged 75 and 76 years. In addition, once those aged 64 and 65 years have received their doses, those aged 62 and 63 years will be called to the vaccination centre in Dénia where the teaching staff have also been receiving their vaccines.
Residents are reminded that appointments for vaccination are made by telephone and therefore it is vitally important to have an up-to-date telephone number in the SIP system and this can done online.
Those who don’t have a SIP number and live in Xàbia can also request to be added to the vaccination campaign by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or attending the health centre, providing a padrón registration certificate that is less than three months old as well as an official identification document (such as a passport) plus the contact telephone number.
Finally, councillor Berruti explained that support is being provided by the Cruz Roja to transport people who have mobility problems to the vaccination centre. Those who require this service can telephone 96 579 19 61.
Press Release (Ajuntament de Xàbia)