Wednesday, May 18

Catalonia will open this Wednesday vaccination for young people between 16 and 29 years old

The Catalan Department of Health eliminates the age ranges and will open appointments from this Wednesday so that young people between 16 and 29 years old can also be vaccinated. In turn, it has decided to reduce the time between doses of Astrazeneca from 12 to eight weeks for citizens between 60 and 69 years old.

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The intention is to immunize the youngest, the group that currently leads the incidence of cases, as soon as possible, and in turn protect the oldest who lead the income in critical care units. Salut has declared 3,410 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the positivity rate is 6.19% and the average age of those infected is 28.7 years.

“The group between 60 and 69 years old is very vulnerable and there is still a long way to go to give them the second dose,” said the Minister of Health, Josep Maria Argimon. The minister explained that the people who enter the critical care units are mostly between 42 and 65 years old, many of them without having been vaccinated, although there is also a case of a 47-year-old person who only has one dose and another over 70 you received the complete guideline.

“I want to make a call to people who may already be vaccinated to do so,” claimed Argimon. “It is a group that does not have the feeling of risk and with age the interest in getting vaccinated decreases,” Argimon warned.

Argimon has warned that the young people will probably not find an appointment for the next few days despite the fact that the process to request an appointment is already open, since most of the available hours have already been granted to the slots still in the process of vaccination. Even so, the minister has asked young people of this age group to request the first appointments that are available.

The Department of Health has warned about the situation of tension in Primary Care due to the increase in cases in Catalonia. “The people who are giving vaccines are the same as those who attend the Primary Care Centers,” Argimon has warned. “We don’t get to everything, we have the hands we have.”



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