Mass vaccination causes queues throughout Spain


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In the last week recorded by the Ministry of Health, Spain is vaccinating at a rate of about 300,000 doses per day. This is a figure that responds to a massive vaccination that, as such, causes a large number of citations and therefore queues of people waiting to get their dose.

Although the ones that have gone viral the most are those of the Community of Madrid, crowds occur in most autonomous communities with large populations of age to receive the corresponding vaccine.

On Basque Country, specifically in the Galdaka University HospitalO, important crowds were registered this Sunday. Dozens of people waited for hours to receive the vaccine and even the Ertzaintza had to intervene to ensure that the safety distance was maintained in the queue.

At the gates of Conference and Exhibition Center of León Long lines formed yesterday to wait for the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. From early in the morning, the Leonese citizens responded to the call and, patiently, the people between 63 and 65 years old who were summoned – about 600 – to be immunized with AstraZeneca waited their turn.

People waiting to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca at the Miguel Delibes Cultural Center in Valladolid
People waiting to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca at the Miguel Delibes Cultural Center in Valladolid – Francisco Javier De Las Heras

Also during a large part of last week, queues were registered at the gates of the precincts that carry out mass vaccination in Castilla y León. In the middle Cultural Miguel Delibes of Valladolid There were many people of 64 and 65 years who formed large lines waiting for their turn, while in the Multipurpose Sánchez Paraíso de SalamancaThe same happened with those over 80 who were vaccinated with Pfizer. The influx of citizens exceeded the capacity of the entrances and people had to occupy the surrounding public thoroughfare. Miriam Antolín reports.

In Valencia, last Tuesday there were long queues at the entrances to the tent installed next to the Hospital La Fe, right on the day when people between 64 and 65 years of age began to be immunized with the AstraZeneca drug. The high temperatures and the lack of water and sinks ended the patience of many of those mentioned, who suffered a delay of half an hour in the sun and up to three in some cases. The slight delay in the start of the process was compounded by the advance with which many people came to their appointment, thickening the queue at the entrances and thus making it difficult to organize the scheduled time.

Long queues at the Hospital La Fe in Valencia
Long queues at Hospital La Fe in Valencia – EFE

To avoid similar situations, the Ministry of Health has set up five more simultaneous vaccination posts in the field hospital – twenty in total – and has reinforced the initial triage prior to entering the enclosure with four more points dedicated to informing and guiding patients. patients. In any case, both in this and in the rest of the vaccination points of the Valencian Community the days have been happening normally. In fact, in this same space, the personnel of the educational and emergency centers had already been vaccinated without incident in previous weeks. In parallel, the Generalitat continues to finalize preparations in some of the large spaces that will be used for mass vaccination of the population, such as the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. Toni Jiménez reports.

Also last Tuesday there were kilometer queues of vehicles and pedestrians in Plasencia (Estremadura). There, the doses are being administered in a massive way at the Berrocal fairgrounds and that day it was the turn of the elderly between 70 and 79 years old. In addition, according to the newspaper
‘TODAY’
Last Tuesday, people over 80 years old were summoned in the three health centers of the city.

Many people queue to get vaccinated against Covid 19 at the vaccination center installed in the Palacio de Deportes de Gijón
Many people queue to get vaccinated against Covid 19 at the vaccination center installed in the Palacio de Deportes de Gijón – EFE

The same happened in Asturias andGalicia. Mass vaccination for people between 79 and 60 years old began last week in different parts of the latter community. The tails were the general trend and were recorded up to 400 meters in length, but the fluidity in the inoculation reduced the waiting time to less than 20 minutes.

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