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More people in Spain have received at least one dose of the vaccine than those who have had coronavirus during the course of the pandemic.
3.2 million people have received at least one vaccine, while there have been 3.16 million cases in the country since the start of the pandemic. In total, Spain has injected 4.6 million doses of the vaccine, giving second doses to more people than the United Kingdom.
However, this is a far cry from the current goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the adult population by late summer, a total of 27.4 million people.
The government expects its vaccination efforts to recover in April, when more vaccines will be available. This is partly due to the long-awaited approval on March 11 of the Janssen vaccine, which requires a single dose. The country reports.
How does the deployment of vaccines in Spain compare with that of other countries?
Across the EU, vaccines have been hampered by supply problems. Spain has vaccinated 9,629 per 100,000 inhabitants, around the EU average. This is better than countries like Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Austria and Croatia, but slightly behind neighboring Portugal, Poland and Switzerland. The best performing countries in the EU are Denmark, with 12,732 per 100,000 vaccinated, Hungary with more than 13,000 and Serbia, which has vaccinated more than 22,000 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The first priority group in Spain are residents and staff of nursing homes, first-line health workers, the rest of the health staff and people with significant disabilities. Many people in these groups have already been vaccinated and the different regions of Spain are vaccinating people over 80 years of age.
Those over 80 receive the Pfzier-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, while the AstraZeneca jab is reserved for key workers under the age of 55.
However, each Spanish region adopts slightly different approaches to its vaccination and some are getting ahead of others, with supply problems that are holding back certain regions.
In which Spanish regions is the vaccine campaign going well?
Rural regions with smaller populations have administered the highest number of doses per 100,000 inhabitants, while Andalusia has administered most of the vaccinations in total.
Asturias leads the way, delivering 13,005 doses per 100,000 residents. Asturias has received more than 166,000 doses and has used 80 percent of them.
Castile and LeonThe vaccination rate is 12,764 doses per 100,000 inhabitants. The authorities have reached about 300,000 inhabitants, while just under 100,000 people have been vaccinated twice.
In third place, Estremadura had distributed 129,850 doses as of Sunday, and more than 45,000 received two doses. 90 percent of people in nursing homes have been vaccinated. If the supply were better, it could deliver even more vaccines, authorities have said. Cantabria Y Aragon They are the following, with deployment rates similar to those of Extremadura.
TOAlmost 12 percent of Navarre650,000 inhabitants have received a vaccine. Authorities have administered 77,694 doses, and more than 25,000 people have received both doses. The RiojaMeanwhile, it has now administered 10,979 doses of vaccines per 100,000 inhabitants.
Andalusia leads the way in terms of the number of people vaccinated, with nearly a million people get a shot, 7 percent of the population of 8.4 million. More than a quarter of a million have already received two doses.
All nursing home residents have been vaccinated, while 83 percent of workers have received an injection. The southern region has also administered a dose of the vaccine to nearly half of those over the age of 80 and is currently vaccinating people with significant disabilities at home and disabled people who are unable to travel to vaccination centers.
Catalonia it has the ninth best rate, administering 10,085 doses of the vaccine per 100,000 inhabitants. The region has given a first dose to only 11 percent of those over 80, although most workers and residents in nursing homes have been vaccinated.
As in the rest of Spain, key workers under the age of 55 are taking the hit from AstraZeneca: almost a third of teachers have received their first dose, two-thirds of police and firefighters and more than half of pharmacy workers .
What Spanish regions are lagging behind in the deployment of vaccines?
Madrid is left behind, as is the Basque Country. The Balearic Islands have the slowest rate in Spain, apart from Melilla, the autonomous city of Spain in Africa.
Galicia follows Catalonia and has administered two doses to more than 75,000 inhabitants, administering more than 10,000 doses per 100,000 inhabitants. The region’s 250,000 residents between the ages of 50 and 55 will begin receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine this week, while all teaching staff under the age of 55 are expected to receive a first dose by the end of this week.
Despite its slower pace, the good news in Galicia is that 99 percent of nursing home residents have received a first dose and 92 percent have been fully vaccinated. In each group, the doses are distributed in alphabetical order, starting with the letter H, which was selected at random.
The next is Castilla la Mancha, where 72,000 people have been vaccinated, with 9,910 doses administered per 100,000 inhabitants. In Murcia, the rate is 9,853, with just over 50,000 people vaccinated.
the Madrid region is vaccinating more slowly than other large regions. The government has distributed 643,424 doses, and nearly 200,000 people have received two doses.
The region’s public health chief, Antonio Zapatero, said 98 percent of the nursing home residents have been vaccinated. Asked how many people had been vaccinated per group on Friday, Mr. Zapatero said: “More than 90,000 people over 80, 30,000 members of the armed forces, security, emergency and civil forces, 34,000 teachers and 2,500 people with significant disabilities.
At Canary Islands, more than 50,000 have received two doses, 4 percent of the population. WMore than 90 percent of care residents, people with severe disabilities, and health and care workers have received their first vaccinations, and nearly 7 out of 10 are over 80 years old.
At Basque Country, nearly 125,000 people had been vaccinated as of Monday, and 55,000 received both doses. More than 80 percent of healthcare workers have had at least one vaccinated.
The rate is only 7,946 doses administered per 100,000 residents. Deployment is also poorer than elsewhere. While most regions have used more than 80 percent of the vaccines they have received, the Basque Country has used only 70.6 percent.
The Valencian Community also has a low rate, with only 7,874 doses administered per 100,000 vaccinated inhabitants.
Health authorities have administered just over 394,000 doses and more than 100,000 people have received two doses.
Supply seems to be a problem. The region expects to administer 70,000 doses in total this week, compared to 82,000 last week.
Progress is weakest in Balearic Islands, with 80 percent of front-line workers taking their blows. More than 95 years old, 2,600 people have been vaccinated, but authorities are only beginning to vaccinate residents aged 90 to 94 this week.
MelillaThe territory of Spain in Africa, has the lowest deployment rate, administering just under 6,000 vaccines, at a rate of 7,042 doses per 100,000 inhabitants. Conversely, Ceuta, the other autonomous Spanish city in Africa has administered almost 9,000 vaccines per 100,000 inhabitants, placing it just below Madrid.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism