The scandal of irregular vaccinations grows day by day. Hundreds of politicians, public officials, military officials or even former hospital workers have already received the first dose of Pfizer without belonging to the priority groups established in the vaccination strategy developed by the Ministry of Health, which stipulates that in the first round they have that only immunize residents of senior centers and their caregivers.
The list of irregularly vaccinated people is very extensive and reaches the entire country. In Murcia, the Minister of Health of the Government, Manuel Villegas, communicated on Wednesday to the regional president, Fernando López Miras (PP), his resignation from office. Villegas resigned after it became known that he and other senior officials in his department had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, skipping the protocol set by the Ministry of Health. But the case of Villegas is the tip of the iceberg because the Murcian Health Service has admitted the irregular vaccination of around 400 of its workers.
On the other hand, the Minister of Health of Ceuta, Javier Guerrero, has not resigned, who was not very convincing when explaining that he did not want to be vaccinated, but his technicians practically forced him. “I do not like vaccines and I do not get vaccinated or the flu,” he said.
In the Valencian Community, the Ministry of Health has detected that around 150 people, among Valencian professionals and politicians, have skipped the protocols to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
For its part, the PSOE has suspended four mayors from membership for being immunized without corresponding. The Socialists opened a file and provisionally suspended the mayor of Rafelbunyol (Valencia), Fran López; the mayor of El Verger (Alicante), Ximo Coll; the mayor of Els Poblets (Alicante), Carolina Vives (married to Ximo Coll); and to the mayor of Torrecampo (Córdoba), Francisca Alamillo. On the part of the PP, the mayor of La Nucía (Alicante) and provincial deputy, Bernabé Cano, and the councilor for Health of this municipality, Manuel Alcalá, have been vaccinated, although they allege that they are “health personnel.” In Catalonia, the mayor of Riudoms (Tarragona), Sergi Pedret, and another JxCat councilor from this town also received the vaccine.
The Galician Health Service has admitted up to 17 improper vaccinations in Pontevedra and in the Basque Country, the managing directors of the Basurto and Santa María hospitals in Bilbao, Eduardo Maiz and José Luis Sabas, resigned.
In Extremadura, Madrid and Aragón, councilors of some municipalities have also been vaccinated irregularly.
But there are not only politicians in the controversial immunizations. Members of the Army such as the Chief of Defense Staff (JEMAD), General Miguel Ángel Villarroya, resigned this Saturday, the Commander of the Operations Command, General Francisco Braco, or the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JEMACON), Lieutenant General Fernando García González-Valerio, have also been vaccinated without belonging to any risk group.
In addition, at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid, an unquantified number of former workers (probably hundreds), who are not in any of the priority groups, went to the facilities of this health center to get vaccinated, summoned through a group of WhatsApp, according to the Ser. The hospital explained that the vaccination was aimed only at those retirees of the center who perform volunteer work, although the news spread among the rest of the former workers, who understood that they could also receive the vaccine.