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Care home residents and staff, dependants and medical workers to be vaccinated from January to March
25 November 2020 @ 20:21

ELDERLY residents in nursing homes and carers will be the first in Spain to be vaccinated against Covid-19, starting in January, and then all other dependent persons and medical workers will follow, Spain's ministry of health has announced.

These four vulnerable groups will be immunised between January and March, the first phase of a nationwide vaccination plan announced today (Tuesday, November 24) by Spain's government.

It is expected that even by the end of this initial phase, availability of vaccines will continue to be low worldwide, since it will be very difficult for production to keep up with demand – potentially, every single human on earth will need to be inoculated at some point, and the injections will need to be repeated annually, rather than being for life as is the case with those for childhood illnesses and some tropical diseases.

Health minister Salvador Illa says it is likely the first doses of the vaccine will come from Moderna, but that the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford ones will have been made available before the end of the initial three-month immunisation campaign.

After March, the number of people vaccinated will 'progressively increase', starting with those at highest 



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