The Generalitat Valenciana provides for four large mass vaccination centers, one in each of the three capitals – València, Castellón and Alicante-, and a fourth in Elche. And at least a space will also be enabled to inoculate the doses in each region capital of the Valencian Community. This was announced yesterday by the president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, in an interview with Europa Press.
The vaccination commission to treat in which places will be established these centers will meet on Saturday. The Generalitat created a working group at the beginning of the month to locate these large spaces (such asparks or sports facilities) where to undertake this massive vaccination as the United Kingdom or the United States are already doing. Puig also indicated that the three field hospitals are spaces that “are sure to be used.”
The head of the Consell defended that vaccination is the “great asset” today against the pandemic. According to the Generalitat’s calculations, The Valencian Community has guaranteed the reception of a minimum of 559,020 vaccines against covid-19 Until March 31st and that from April, if the pharmaceutical companies comply – the Presidency insists – that massive immunization will begin. The rhythm will be set by the delivery of the doses.
Since the campaign began at the end of December and until Friday, according to the latest updated data, the Ministry of Health has already administered a total of 256,111 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. By provinces, 33,105 in Castellón, 92,535 in Alicante and 130,471 in Valencia. Almost 100,000 Valencians have already received the two doses. Specifically, 98,130 people.
Puig added that he hopes that the Janssen is approved in early March. It would be the fourth authorized, along with those of Pfizer, Modern and Oxford. Regarding the current ones, the president regretted the “insufficient dose”, and highlighted the logistical complexity due to double doses, refrigeration or transportation.
As to the celebration of Easter and Holy Week, the head of the Consell decided to reach an agreement between the communities and the Government in the Interterritorial Council to limit mobility at parties because “it is going to be a very complex moment” in which even the virus could be ‘lost traceability’ which is already recovering with the current drop in cases. Accumulated Incidence (AI) in Spain it fell for the first time from 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It stood at 294. A figure that had not been notified since Twelfth Night, on January 5.
In the interview, Puig defended that agreement at the state level for Easter, since it is a holiday that, like Christmas, generates a lot of mobility between autonomies. “We think that there should be a position of the whole system, because it is very important to consolidate now. If we consolidate, we will probably have more opportunities in the coming months to go towards normalization with more vaccination and greater capacity to contain the pandemic, “he explained.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.