The Spanish Minister of Health, Carolina Daria, confirmed, Friday, that a third dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 will be given, and contracts have already been signed with pharmaceutical companies in this regard, although the date of this has not yet been determined.
Spain has signed new contracts with the European Union for 2022 and 2023, and we have invested more than 4 billion [de euros] in vaccines, but it is the best investment because it will save lives, and when we get to 70% [de vacinados] We have to keep working.”A Spanish minister explained in a radio interview.
Asked if there should be an annual vaccination and if a third dose is needed, Carolina Daria said, “Everything seems to indicate yes.”
The minister explained that “with the help of the European Union and experts advising the European Commission”, contracts have already been signed with Pfizer. […] For 2022 and 2023 for the third dose and with Moderna “for the same two years.
“Yes, there will be a third dose,” Dryas said, adding that with that, it would have to be “scheduled” to take it.
Dryas stressed that it is necessary to continue to vaccinate the entire population, as well as “the rest of humanity, because no one will be safe” if this is not done.
According to official data released on Thursday, in Spain there are 25.1 million people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (52.8% of the total population), and 30.2 million have at least one dose (63.7%), in about 47.4 million people. in the country.
The latest infections raised to 4,249,258 the total number of people infected in the country since the beginning of the epidemic, with a total of 81,194 deaths caused by the disease.
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