Valencia begins administering AstraZeneca vaccine

Between this Tuesday and Wednesday, 9,690 doses will be distributed to second-line health personnel in public and private health centres.

Tuesday 9th February 2021 | MIKE SMITH

The regional Ministry of Health has begun the distribution of the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in public and private health centres across the Comunidad Valenciana. It has been decided that it will be administered to people aged between 18 and 55.

Over the next two days, a total of 9,690 doses will be distributed, of which 4,320 are destined for second-line health personnel in private health centres and the other 5,370 to those in public health centres.

This vaccine is stored in 10-dose vials that, unlike other vaccines, don’t need to be reconstituted for use. Two doses of the vaccine are also necessary, with the second dose being administered within 10-12 weeks after the first dose.

The AstraZeneca vaccine can be stored for six months between 2°c and 8°c and, once the vial is opened, it can last for six hours at room temperature, or 48 hours if it is refrigerated. Furthermore, its transport is not recommended once the vial has been opened.

Information Source
Press Release – Generalitat Valenciana