Spain will launch a large-scale vaccination campaign against covid-19 in January, the country’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Sunday.
According to Spanish El Pais, a “substantial part” of the 47 million Spaniards could be vaccinated in the first quarter of 2021.
More than 46,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Spain so far.
Spain and Germany, are the first countries in the European Union which have presented a comprehensive vaccination plan, Sanchez said. “We still have difficult months ahead of us, but the road map is drawn,” the Prime Minister declared.
The plan includes some 13,000 distribution points where citizens can get vaccinated.
Update: A Commission spokesperson commented at today’s press conference (23 November) said the Commission’s vaccine philosophy is that all member states should work together and denied that any parallel negotiations between countries and vaccine producers are taking place. Once vaccines have been approved by the European Medicine Agency, member states will place their orders of vaccines under contracts signed by the Commission on behalf of all countries.