Madrid identifies 22 cases of the Indian strain and expects it to become the dominant one in the coming weeks

The Community of Madrid has sequenced a total of 22 cases of the Indian variant, four last week and eighteen this week, and expects Spain to become the predominant strain in the coming weeks. This has been indicated by the Deputy Minister of Public Health and the COVID-19 Plan, Antonio Zapatero, at the press conference this Friday, in which he indicated that progress is expected in this variant, as in the United Kingdom.

“There is community transmission in the region”, has asserted Zapatero, who has insisted on the need to increase controls at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport.

Advance the second dose of AstraZeneca for the 60 to 69 age group

The Community of Madrid has decided to advance the administration in week 11 of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the age group between 60 and 69 years due to the advancement of the Indian strain of coronavirus and the community transmission of it.

Thus, the Madrilenians who received the first dose of this vaccine will receive the second earlier than expected with the aim of accelerating their immunization and in accordance with the current number of doses of this type in Spain, as explained by the Deputy Minister of Public Health and Covid-19 Plan, Antonio Zapatero, at a press conference on the epidemiological situation of the region together with the general director of Public Health, Elena Andradas.

It considers this to be “fundamental” and that its objective is to offer the highest vaccination coverage in the Community, which currently, it is close to 50% of those vaccinated with one dose in the region. “We have to continue prioritizing the complete pattern of the elderly,” he asserted.

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