Spain announces mass vaccination against the coronavirus next year, vaccinated most people within six months
Spanish government announced on the 22nd that it will launch a coronavirus vaccination plan in January next year, intending to vaccinate the majority of the people in the country within six months.
“We will guarantee that most people will be vaccinated in the first half of [next year] … Despite the difficulties in the coming months, the road map has been drawn,” Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said at a press conference.
Sanchez said that the government intends to set up about 13,000 vaccination sites nationwide, and groups such as people over 65 years old and medical workers will be given priority to vaccination.
According to the epidemic data of Spain’s Ministry of Health on the 22nd, Spain’s cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 exceeds 1.55 million, second only to France in the European Union; 42,619 deaths.
Sanchez said that the epidemic prevention and control measures are “in effect” while calling on people across the country to continue to abide by social distancing rules.
Spain again declared a national emergency for 15 days on October 25 to contain the epidemic. The Spanish Parliament approved a one-time extension of the state of emergency until May next year on October 29. ( End) (Liu Jiang)