COVID-19 vaccination begins this week for over 80s and those who are dependent on care

It is calculated for these groups 42,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines and, in the case of dependents under 55 years, 15,600 of AstraZeneca.

Monday 22nd February 2021 | MIKE SMITH

The regional Ministry of Health has announced that the vaccination of the people aged 80 years and over, as well as large non-institutionalized dependents (people in need intensive support measures and living at home) will begin this week.

It has been calculated that around 42,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine will be needed for this phase of the regional vaccination programme. In addition, about 15,600 AstraZeneca vaccines will be used for the vaccination of those who need constant care, who are between 18 and 55 years of age, except for the exceptions indicated in the strategy.

In this sense, Public Health has already sent instructions to all health departments with the procedure to follow in the vaccination of these two population groups, and the lists of patients.

During this week from February 22 to 28, the second dose of vaccines will be administered to those people in residences who were vaccinated with the first dose during the week of February 1 to 7.

In addition, in these same centres, those who could not be vaccinated in the previous phases will be vaccinated with the first dose, either because they suffered from an active infection or because they are new admissions.

Finally, this week the health workers of the Valencian health service who received the first dose during the week of February 1 to 7 will receive the second dose of the vaccine, as well as the first dose to the health workers who could not be vaccinated.


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Press Release – Generalitat Valenciana


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