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Surge in Covid vaccines: From 11% to 37% of available doses given in two days
10 January 2021 @ 20:22

VACCINES against Covid have suddenly soared over the last few days in Spain, with over a third of those available now having been administered.

So far, 277,976 people – care home residents and staff – have been immunised, out of the 743,925 doses received to date.

Of these, 70,653 people were inoculated on the same day.

The vaccine used is the Pfizer version, developed in Germany by a Turkish-born husband-and-wife team, and which has been confirmed as effective against the 'new' strains of the virus detected in the UK and South Africa.

Asturias is the region with the best record so far for vaccine administration, at 75% of available doses (17,843 out of 23,720), followed by the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the northern African coast at 63.4% and 67% respectively, and Galicia, in the north-west of the mainland, with 65.9% of the total of 37,555 doses available – 24,750 of them – having been administered.

Castilla y León has given 55.1% of its vaccines, Andalucía 49.5% and Aragón 41.9%.

At present, 12 of Spain's 19 autonomously-governed territories are still below a 40% vaccination rate – Murcia (34.9%), Castilla-La Mancha (34.8%), the Canary Islands (34.6%), the Balearic Islands (33.2%), Catalunya (32.2%), Navarra (31.2%), and the Basque Country (31%) hover at around a third.

Bottom of the list are the Greater Madrid region, with only 14.3% of vaccines administered (14,152 out of 98,790), Cantabria (19.7%), Extremadura (21.8%), Valencia (26.1%), and La Rioja (28.3%).



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