On Monday, regular supplies of the coronavirus vaccine to Spain were to begin. But on the first day, the schedule was broken. According to El Mundo, the drug will arrive at its destination with a delay of at least a day.
Problems arose at the Pfizer plant in Belgium. As explained in the company itself, the delay is due to the difficulties that appeared during the loading of the vaccine. As a result, she was not sent on time to several countries, including Spain.
According to the existing agreement, the Iberian kingdom should receive 350 thousand doses of vaccine every week. A total of 4.5 million doses of the drug are planned to be delivered to Spain. This amount should be enough to vaccinate 2.29 million people. The priority group includes medical and social workers, elderly people living in nursing homes, and some disabled people. The authorities intend to vaccinate these people within the next three months. Then it will be the turn of the rest of the population. It is expected that by this time the development of other companies will receive approval from the European Medicines Agency.
The vaccination campaign in Spain began last Sunday. The first vaccine in the country was received by 96-year-old Araceli Hidalgo, who lives in a nursing home in Guadalajara, the second — by a nurse Monica Tapias, who works there.
According to the latest data, since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 1.85 million cases of infection have been recorded in Spain, about 50 thousand people have died.