Several autonomous communities have already included people under 40 years of age in their vaccination plan for June and July, thus advancing in the planned schedule to vaccinate the entire Spanish population.
After the announcement this Friday of Andalusia, there are already five communities (Valencian Community, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura) that have advanced that begin vaccinating people ages 30 to 39.
The first regional executive to announce the immunization of the 30-39 age group was that of Castilla la Mancha, which advanced that the vaccination of this group could start in the last week of June throughout the community.
Last Friday the second vice president and counselor of Health and Social Services of the Board of Estremadura, José María Vergeles, said that without “throwing the bells flying” and trying to be “prudent”, it could be possible “to vaccinate in the first dose some age group from 39 to 30 in the month of June”, becoming in the second community to announce it.
They were also joined last week Catalonia, whose deputy director general of Health Promotion of Catalonia, Carmen Cabezas, assured in an interview in Rac1 that those under 40 “could begin to be vaccinated about 3 or 4 weeks after having started those in the 40 to 49 range” and added that the call could be “more generalized – from 18 to 39 years old,” he said.
This week there have been two more communities that have advanced in their vaccination schedule. On the one hand the Valencian Community announced last Thursday that in July the Ministry of Health will begin to vaccinate this age group, while it is expected that the inoculation of vaccines in children under 40 will start from June 17.
This Friday it was the turn of Andalusia. The Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, who on July 7 will be in a position to start vaccination against Covid-19 for those under 40 years of age, once the population between 50 and 40 will be vaccinated throughout next June.
This was stated in an interview on Canal Sur TV, collected by Europa Press, in which he pointed out that, for young people between 12 and 16 years old, the results of a Pfizer study are awaited and “as soon as I have the go-ahead and the prospect admits it, we will start vaccinating them as well.”
In addition, according to a projective study of vaccination in Andalusia, as of May 31, 52.3 percent of the ‘target population’ of the autonomous community -Those over 16 years of age- will have a degree of “high immunity” against Covid-19, either thanks to vaccination or by having suffered the disease naturally.