Madrid´s Vaccine Roll Out Set To Begin As Cases Rise
The Madrid regional government has announced that it´s vaccination programme will begin this weekend with an initial run of 1,200 doses administered on Sunday and 48,750 doses on Monday.
The deputy leader of the Madrid regional government, Ignacio Aguando, specified that new shipments will be arriving every Monday, with a weekly quota of 48,750 doses.
Earlier the governement´s Inter-Territorial Health And Coordination Council met to approve that priority groups, such as the elderly and front line health staff are being identified to be in the first phase of the national programme.
The Spanish government´s vaccine rollout programme is being coordinated with the European Union to allow for delivery to strategic points across the country before being sent on to 17 autonomous communities health authorities to be administered.
The epidemiological situation in Madrid remains delicate with the regional health authority announcing 12 new confined “basic health areas” where contagion rates have exceeded 400 per 100,000 inhabitants compared to a national average of 250.
Lockdown measures will begin from midnight Saturday 26th December for a period of 14 days in the following areas.
- Guzmán el Bueno
- General Moscardó
- Federica Montseny
- Parque Coímbra
- Getafe Norte
- V Centenario en Alcobendas
- Reyes Catolicos
Residents in affected areas will not been allowed to leave unless for work or permited activities such as medical appointments or school.
To date Spain has recorded 1,842,289 coronavirus cases of whom 49,698 have died.