Saturday 27th February 2021 | MIKE SMITH
Ximo Puig, president of the Generalitat Valenciana, held an online working meeting with the mayors of the municipalities of more than 50,000 inhabitants in the region to thank them for the effort made during the past few weekends in observing the measures which restricted movement in a bid to halt the spread of COVID-19.
The president also outlined the mass vaccination plan that has been drawn up by the regional government, detailing which spaces will be used and the process to be followed.
The plan aims to administer 400,000 doses per week from April, a figure that will be adjusted according to the supply of vaccines received by the regional health authorities. These doses will be distributed to 161 municipalities across the region.
To achieve this objective, three vaccination systems will be created, according on the type of municipality:
- Less than 10,000 inhabitants: areas annexed to health centres and municipal spaces;
- Up to 50,000 inhabitants: municipal premises;
- Large cities (València, Castelló de la Plana, Elche and Alicante): field hospitals, large spaces (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, in València; Ciutat de la Llum, in Alicante; IFA, in Elche, and Palau de Congresos, in Castelló) and health centres.
All centres will have three separate areas, one for triage and registration, another for the vaccination process, and a third for post-vaccination where there will be a minimum of 15 minutes waiting time before leaving the premises.
Note: According to the latest INE figures (January 1st 2020), the population of Xàbia is 28,016 so it will fall into the second category.
Press Release – Generalitat Valenciana