Saturday, April 1

Health intensifies vaccination against coronavirus with the third dose



Health has decided intensify the administration of the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, of which 1,466,750 extra doses have been administered so far, 544,980 of them in the province of Alicante.

“The immunization campaign is going to continue active both this Friday and during the weekend, and next week pediatric vaccination will also be resumed in schools “, underline from the department headed by the minister Ana Barceló.

It is Sunday the General Hospital of Alicante will continue to vaccinate the people previously mentioned by sms.

On Saturday the aforementioned Alicante department also maintains the vaccination activity by appointment, together with those of the Vila Joiosa Hospital, San Juan de Alicante Hospital and Elche General University Hospital.

“Once the immunization of these people aged 59-50 years has been completed, Health will begin to summon those over 40 to also administer the extra dose,” they add.

They specify that a dozen health departments in the Community, due to the particularities of the population they serve, such as the profile of patients and their geographic dispersion, have anticipated the initial forecasts and have summoned the age group by SMS and telephone calls 59-50 years.

Elda, Orihuela and Sant Joan d’Alacant are among those who have advanced in the province “and the rest will start with this age group from next week,” they abound from Health.

In the words of the councilor, Ana Barceló, “at this time we continue with the administration of extra doses mainly to those who, in their day, received the double schedule of the AstraZeneca vaccine, but there are departments that have anticipated planned planning and during this week they are already vaccinating people in the age group between 59 and 50 years. ”

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On the other hand, “new opportunities” continue to be offered to those who could not be immunized in their day and have yet to start or complete the process.

This immunization can be carried out without an appointment and throughout the province, vaccinations will be taken without an appointment this Friday at the Alcoi Hospital from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm and from 3.30 pm to 8 pm; at the General University Hospital of Alicante from 3:45 to 8:00 pm; and in the Torrevieja Hospital from 9 am to 2 pm, according to reports from the Ministry of Health.

They recall that in a general way the immunization process by appointment is being carried out in the fifty stable vaccination points that are distributed throughout the Community, as well as in health centers, and is carried out by 149 immunization teams together with the contributed by the Ministry of Defense that are gradually being incorporated into eight health departments, three of them in the province, specifically in Alcoy, Orihuela and Torrevieja.


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