Monday, November 23

Sánchez commits to a single national vaccination strategy for the entire country




The President of the Government has advanced this afternoon some details of the national vaccination plan that will be presented next Tuesday in the Council of Ministers. A plan that Pedro Sánchez has announced will be based on “a single vaccination strategy for the entire territory.” A process that It will start in January.

In a press conference at the end of the G20 meeting, the President of the Government assured that “it will be guaranteed that all prioritized groups have access to the vaccine. To this end, a strategy will be agreed upon in the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System single vaccination “. Sánchez has advanced that this plan will have 13,000 vaccination points. And he has been very optimistic about the possibilities of this plan to mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic.

The president has appreciated that our health system is prepared because every year 10 million people are vaccinated in flu campaigns. And he has ensured that this year 14 million people have been vaccinated in eight weeks. For this reason, he has suggested that it will be possible that “a very substantial part” of the population could have been vaccinated “throughout the first semester.”

The European Union has already signed five contracts for a total of 1,200 million expandable doses. Of the total contracts signed in Spain, “10% of those contracted” will correspond. Sánchez did not want to give more details of the plan, but to questions from the press he did acknowledge something that the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has already been pointing out, and that is that he will take “very into account” in the first place elderly people with pathologies and health personnel.

Sánchez has urged “not to lower your guard” because although the arrival of the vaccine is imminent, the vaccination process “will last months.” In this sense, he has stated that the Government is already working on a specific plan for a “different” Christmas, in which the objective will be “to avoid a third wave.” The Prime Minister has acknowledged that next Christmas “will be different from the ones we have always known”, and that the Interterritorial Council is already working on a specific planning of “a Christmas that will be different, but safe.” “This year we will have to stay at a distance from our loved ones instead of hugging them. The priority must be to avoid a third wave,” he stressed.

But the Executive’s diagnosis is that these important dates will be reached with a much improved situation. “The state of alarm and co-governance are working”Sánchez said. As has advanced, the data that will be known tomorrow will already show a decrease in the Accumulated Incidence to 14 days below 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. When the state of alarm was approved, it was 530 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Something that Sánchez has considered “an adequate downward trend.”

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