The director of Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simon, has assured that the discussion about which vaccine to give to people inoculated with AstraZeneca “has been used by politicians and the media for a specific interest.”

This is how he explained it in the weekly press conference he has given since Ministry of Health to explain the evolution of the pandemic of coronavirus.

Simon has explained that “la proposal to use the Pfizer vaccine as a second injection for those under 60 years of age who have already received a first dose of AstraZeneca it is a technical decision. It is not a government decision, the mixed vaccination proposal is technical“.

For the person in charge of Health, “si the situation would have arisen in January in the midst of a very high incidence, the risk-benefit ratio would have been different “, although” the Pfizer vaccine is showing that is generating very high immunity.

Simón has spoiled that the subject of the second dose is used as “political confrontation”: “It is better to inform yourself in the most reliable way and not to get carried away by arguments that are not technical. “

But Fernando Simón has also charged against the “media” or the “lobbies” in this matter because they started with “different interests” something that “does not favor” that people can make correct decisions.

“In this case, one medium could have more weight than another, the same is not happening in all autonomous communities or in all age subgroups. Let’s not make national or global what is a position of a very specific group, because that misinformation, “he asserted.

Daily data

Simon has expressed himself in these terms on the day that it became known that in Spain 26,827,637 doses have been administered as of Monday of the coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen, 95.7% of those distributed among the autonomous communities, amounting to 28,024,880 units.

The Ministry of Health has provided this information in the activity report of the vaccination process against Covid-19 based on data collected between December 27, the day the vaccinations began, and this Monday, May 31.

The data of the department directed by Carolina Darias indicate that in this period 18,780,645 doses of the vaccine were received in Spain Pfizer, of which 18,764,655 have been delivered, 18,833,169 doses have been administered, 10,865,953 have received one and 7,967,216 both.

Likewise, Spain has received 2,715,600 of the Modern, 2,709,000 have already been distributed to the autonomous communities, and 2,470,255 doses have been administered, although 1,767,720 have received one dose and 702,535 both doses.

Regarding the vaccine AstraZeneca, The report published this Tuesday by the Ministry of Health indicates that 5,975,400 doses have arrived in Spain, of which 5,098,148 have been administered, although 4,972,679 people have already been inoculated with one dose and 4,972,679 both .

Finally, 575,825 doses of the vaccine developed against the coronavirus have been delivered to the CCAA, of which 426,065 have already been administered, counting this vaccine with a single dose.


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