Health officials in the Valencian Community will begin to vaccinate the 40 to 50 year old age group in mid-June, it has been revealed.
President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, announced that June will be the key month in the vaccination calendar in the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellón. The president made his remarks after participating in a meeting to monitor the vaccination process, which was also attended by the Vice President and Minister of Equality and Inclusive Policies, Mónica Oltra, and Minister of Universal Health and Public Health, Ana Barceló, in addition to senior officials and technicians from the health department.
Puig revealed that on June 17, vaccination persons aged between 40 and 50 will begin, and prior to this, during the first fortnight of the month officials expect that all those over 50 years of age will have received at least one dose or will already be fully vaccinated.
Ximo Puig was keen to highlight that the Valencian Community has exceeded 2 million vaccines administered to date. 16% of the population already has the complete regimen and one in three in the Valencian Community (33%) has received at least one dose.
He explained that the vaccination process is progressing “at a good pace”, saying that in just one week, a record figure of 290,000 doses administered had been reached.
Puig also pointed out that 267,000 doses were received last week, and that a total of 433,000 more are expected to arrive during the last two weeks of May, in addition to those distributed by Janssen, which are yet to be added to the official count.
The president of the region also wanted to highlight the “excellent humane treatment and professionalism” of the health workers who are vaccinating; the “efficient coordination” of all logistics; as well as the “massive confidence of the Valencian society” in the vaccination process that he has described as “safe, agile and efficient”.