Tuesday 27th December 2022 · Mike Smith
Source: GVA Sanitat
A total of 4,543,523 people have been administered with the complete vaccination schedule against COVID-19 in the Comunidad Valenciana, where a total of 12.6 million doses have been inoculated since the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus began.
By provinces, 1,662,138 residents in Alicante have been given the complete schedule, 533,676 from Castellón and the remaining 2,347,708 living in the province of Valencia. In relative terms, this means that almost 9 out of 10 people (87% exactly) have been administered with the complete vaccination schedule against the coronavirus in the Comunidad Valenciana.
To reach this level of vaccination coverage, 12,615,102 doses of the vaccine have been administered: 4,629,606 in the province of Alicante, 1,476,849 in Castellón and another 6,508,647 in Valencia.
Regarding the immunized groups, more than half of the people aged 60 and over have received booster doses in the Valencian region: 513,400 in the province of Alicante, 155,563 in Castellón and 685,408 in the province of Valencia.
The figures are even higher among residents of senior centres and social health centres, environments with the highest coverage of all age groups, 93.24%.
In fact, all age groups of adults have, on average, been administered with more than two doses of the coronavirus vaccine. This average increases as the age of the people to be vaccinated does. Thus, in the group from 65 to 80 years there is an average of 3.48 doses; and in those over 80, the average rises to 3.65.
This vaccination coverage is the result of the effort made by health personnel, both in Primary Care and in hospitals, where for yet another year the immunization campaign against COVID-19 and vaccination against flu have been combined. In this sense, to give an example, during the week of June 28th to July 4th 2021, almost half a million doses of the covid vaccine were administered whilst during the week of January 17th to 23rd 2022, almost 311,000 were inoculated.
More places to receive the vaccine
The focus is now on the second booster dose, while continuing to offer new vaccination opportunities to those who, for whatever reason, have not yet started the process or are waiting to receive a dose.
For all of them, the regional health ministry has opened up a series of vaccination points without an appointment in which vaccines will be inoculated over the Christmas period. However, those who cannot go to these vaccination points without an appointment have the option of contacting their health centre to arrange a day and time to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if recommended, also against the flu.
The flu vaccine is recommended for people over 65 years of age, pregnant women or women who have just given birth and those who are at risk of suffering complications because they suffer from basic pathologies, as well as health and social health personnel and those who live in centres for the elderly or functional diversity.
The vaccination against COVID-19 is open to all people of legal age who request it at their local health centre.