The country will be able to get vaccinated during the first half of 2021, the Spanish prime minister predicts.
Spain plans to vaccinate the majority of the population against coronavirus in the next seven months. This was announced by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Xinhua reported on Saturday, November 21.
“We are ready. Our forecasts<…> show that a significant part of the Spanish population will be able to vaccinate with all the precautions during the first half of the year,” Sanchez said.
He added that the Spanish government has already developed a “comprehensive vaccination plan”, which will be approved on Tuesday.
“Thanks to this plan, Spain, together with Germany, will become the first state in the EU to have a complete vaccination plan,” the prime minister summed up.
On the eve of Pfizer began the registration process for the COVID vaccine. Pfizer and Biotech aim to produce more than 1.3 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines within a year.
It was also reported that the G20 countries are asking $5 billion for a COVID vaccine for poor countries. Adequate funding is needed for a global strategy to overcome the pandemic, GAVI said.