The first day in which Galicia administered the COVID-19 vaccine without prior appointment attracted almost 7,923 of the more than 180,000 people who had not shown up so far to receive the injection. These almost 8,000 people represent 4.4% of the population that has more than 12 years in the community and that had not yet responded to the calls for different reasons. These data suppose that 75.2% of the first doses that were inoculated this Saturday were for people without prior appointment, specifically 7,923 out of 10,531, according to the balance of the Department of Health.
This Saturday all the mass vaccination points of the Community were opened for the injection of first doses without an appointment, a process that will continue next Monday and Tuesday with the punctures of students and university personnel on Galician campuses, also without an appointment.
By areas, in A Coruña 3,001 doses have been inoculated, of which 2,184 were without an appointment and 817 with it; in Ferrol, of the 498 total, 383 were free and 115 by appointment; In the Santiago area, of the 1,634 injected, 1,000 went without an appointment; while in Pontevedra 896 punctures of the 1,422 total were also free and 526, by appointment.
In the health area of Vigo, 2,403 vaccines were injected this Saturday, of which 490 were by appointment, and the remaining 1,913, free; in Lugo, 691 out of 925 total were inoculated without an appointment; and in Ourense, 856 were free and 192 by appointment, which adds up to 1,048 doses.
The vaccination campaign has arrived in Galicia, according to the data updated until Saturday afternoon to 2,150,056 people with the complete guideline, which represents 87.59 of the population over 12 years old – which has been approved inject the vaccine – and 79.63% of the total population.
By age group, a total of 1,657,506 Galicians over 40 have received at least one puncture. There are 3,498 more people than 24 hours ago and the percentage of coverage in this age group now exceeds 96.36%.
In the 30 to 39 age group, 266,634 patients were vaccinated (+1,627 on the last day), 82.5%. Another 196,145 young people between 20 and 29 years old have also received, at least, the first injection (+1,673), which represents 84.98% of the target population in this group. Among the youngest, in the group between 10 and 19 years old, 169,120 boys and girls (+1,877) have been vaccinated.