The Community of Madrid has stopped giving appointments to inoculate first doses of the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 at all vaccination points in the region. The cause, sources from the Ministry of Health assure elDiario.es, is the lack of vials. “The Ministry of Health has stopped generating new appointments for first doses of the Pfizer vaccine, not only in health centers but at all vaccination points,” these sources explain.
The Government chaired by Isabel Díaz Ayuso has been submitting this claim to the Ministry of Health for two days and they assure that it is delivering half the dose of Pfizer that it granted in June this month, despite the fact that the regional administration has 380,000 stored doses that they have not yet been administered. According to sources from the Ministry, these serums “are being reserved for second doses already committed.”
As they explain, it is only being possible to generate new first appointments in the coming days with the stock that Moderna and Janssen have: 150,000 of each. The communities receive every week new shipments of vaccines of each brand, so as of Monday they will have more vaccines from Pfizer and other houses.
Madrid continues to be at the tail of the administration of doses. The autonomy has inoculated 86.9% of the doses it has received and keeps more than one million vials (1.05 million) in storage, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.