The Madrid regional health authorities have announced that they will be vaccinating the Spain football team after two of their players tested positive for Covid-19 this week.
The announcement came as the central government health ministry issued the latest official national figures which show that the coronavirus infection rate is stable at 110 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The figures released yesterday, Thursday 10th June, again show wide regional variations with Madrid´s 122 per 100,000 more than 3 times the rate in the Valencian region.
The government´s vaccination programme has continued at speed.
As of June 10th Spain has administered over 31.5 million doses and 20.6 million people have now received at least one injection, while 11.9 million people have now been fully vaccinated, representing just over 25% of the population.
The Spanish Football Federation released a statement that the full Spain team is set to be vaccinated and that they will have a parallel team for the European tournament in case of further infections.
Spain are just three days away from playing their first UEFA Euro match against Sweden in Sevilla.
Los jugadores de la @SeFutbol reciben su vacuna contra el Covid-19 en la Ciudad del Fútbol.
Miembros de la Unidad de Seguridad del Hospital Central de la Defensa se han desplazado a Las Rozas para administrar los viales indicados.
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) June 11, 2021
The Madrid health authorities have also announced that from Monday 14th June they will be expanding the “auto” drop in vaccination centres from 2 to 12 hospitals.
This will allow any person over the age of 48 and registered with the Madrid health system to make their own appointments for the vaccine.
The scheme started on May 26th, targeting the over-50s, who had for whatever reason, missed their original vaccine appointments, so that they could make their own at either the WiZink Center or Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
The following hospitals have now been added to include the wider region; Infanta Sofía (San Sebastián de los Reyes), Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda, Fuenlabrada in the capital then El Escorial, Henares (Coslada), (Arganda del Rey), Tajo (Aranjuez), Infanta Leonor (Vallecas), Móstoles, Severo Ochoa (Leganés), Infanta Cristina (Parla) and Fundación Alcorcón.
Over 100,000 appointments have so far been made and it is hoped that the next age bracket will be the 40+ within two weeks.
According to data by the Madrid regional government, some 27.7% of the population is now fully vaccinated and nearly 48% have received a first dose.