López Miras calls on the population to cover the 30,000 gaps to be immunized that are free until Sunday
The vaccination campaign continues to advance in the Region of Murcia, also among younger groups, with four out of ten young people between 12 and 19 years old already immunized with at least one dose of the preparation against the coronavirus. This was confirmed yesterday by the technical spokesperson of the Covid-19 Monitoring Committee in the Region, Jaime Pérez, who added that the coverage of this age group is being “the fastest of all”, reaching practically 40% of inoculated in the first week of summons.
In this sense, the president of the Community, Fernando López Miras, made an appeal yesterday to people “of all age groups” who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 to make an appointment even if they are on vacation and immunize as soon as possible, since this week there are 30,000 holes available. “We are in August and there are many people resting, but life is more important than vacations,” he settled.
Criticism of the central government
Regarding the situation of the Region as the last community in terms of the percentage of the population vaccinated with the second dose, López affirmed that the Region is at the same level as the national average in terms of vaccines given (both first and second doses) in relation to with those received: 96.8%. “The Region is a community to which the central government takes fewer vaccines than the rest,” he said. For this reason, he demanded the Government of Pedro Sánchez to correct this situation and to carry out a shipment planning to be able to improve in that ‘ranking’ of the complete guideline.
According to the latest data from the Ministry, published yesterday, the Region follows the tail of the country in terms of the percentage of the population contemplated in the vaccination strategy that has already been inoculated with the complete schedule, with 62.4% compared to the average 67.9% national. In relation to the total population, the Region of Murcia has vaccinated 54% of citizens with the complete schedule, for 60.2% of the Spanish average.
The Region will only receive vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna
Regarding the vaccination campaign, the Health Minister announced that from now on the Community will only receive doses of Pfizer and Moderna and will stop administering the preparation of AstraZeneca and Janssen drugs, which will no longer reach the Region. “This week 140,000 doses will be inoculated and more than 100,000 will be received from Pfizer and about 15,000 from Moderna,” Pedreño said.
The reason is due, according to Health sources, that the Region has sufficient doses of AstraZeneca and Janssen to guarantee the vaccination of those groups to which this vaccine can be administered. The deficit in the ‘stock’ of vaccines is in those groups that need to be vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna, hence we request that more doses be sent from these laboratories together with the definitive forecast for the month of August ».