Health prioritizes the fastest Autonomous Communities to vaccinate after the delay in Pfizer deliveries

A nurse from the Spanish army shows a vial of the vaccine.  (EFE)

A nurse from the Spanish army shows a vial of the vaccine. (EFE)

The autonomous communities that are immunizing their population the fastest will have priority in the next distribution of Pfizer vaccines that will take place next week. This is the agreement that the Secretary of State for Health, Silvia Calzón, has reached with some regional presidents, according to sources familiar with these conversations. The decision was made after learning that the American pharmaceutical company is going to deliver fewer vaccines than initially planned due to a failure in the production process.

The objective is that the communities that have practically exhausted the remainder of vaccines can administer the second dose to citizens who have already received the first. Between the two punctures it is necessary to wait 21 days, so some regional governments decided to give only half of the vaccines, reserving the other half to ensure that patients received the second dose. On the other hand, other autonomies opted to inject them all and now there is the risk of not being able to make the second puncture.

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