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To date, a total of 3,605,635 doses of the three available vaccines have been administered to the public

Second month of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 completed in Spain with a total of 1,243,783 people immunised

Saturday 27 February 2021

The first dose was administered to Araceli Rosario Hidalgo, aged 96, on 27 December 2020 at the 'Los Olmos' care home for the elderly in Guadalajara. A total of 4,508,845 doses have been distributed to the regional authorities of the three vaccines available, of which 3,605,635 doses had been administered by Friday (80.05%).

The vaccination campaign in our country forms part of the strategy coordinated by the European Union which, just six days prior, on 21 December 2020, recorded its first milestone with the authorisation of 'Comirnaty' by Pfizer and BioNTech for their distribution among EU Member States.

Since then, 3,508,245 doses have been distributed among the different regional authorities of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, of which 3,204,953 doses have been administered.

Subsequently, after receiving the authorisation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the first doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived in Spain on 12 January 2021. Since them, 192,000 doses have been distributed, of which a total of 145,273 have been administered.

The EMA also received the application from AstraZeneca and Oxford University on 12 January, which followed the same steps and controls as the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, and was approved by the EMA on 29 January to become the third vaccine to be approved by the European regulator.

On 6 February, the government certified the reception of the first 196,800 doses of this vaccine to be distributed among the different regional authorities and autonomous cities. To Friday, 808,600 doses have been distributed to these authorities, of which 255,409 have been administered.

More doses administered than people infected

The figures show that Spain is making progress in its Vaccination Strategy against the coronavirus, with the aim of achieving more people vaccinated than infected.

This week, the number of doses of the vaccines administered against the coronavirus has now exceeded the number of people affected.

On 12 February, Spain exceeded the figure of 1 million people to have received the complete vaccination. As at 25 February, a total of 1,243,783 people had been immunised with the two doses, 12,001 up on the previous day.

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