GOOD GOING: Spain beats COVID vaccination target

SPAIN has exceeded its initial vaccination target.

Some 79.4% of the adult population has been vaccinated with two doses, meaning more than 37.6 million people.

Also, 38.4 million people have had at least one dose – accounting for 81% of the population. 

More than 77 million doses from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen have been injected nationwide since the vaccination campaign began 10 months ago. 

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Despite this, the pace of vaccination has been slowing down for weeks and most of the doses currently being given are additional doses for at-risk groups. 

Data shows that 91.3% of the target population – over 12 years of age – have received at least one dose while 89.5% have received both. 

Asturias was the first autonomous community to reach the initial vaccination target in mid-August. 

Spain is approaching the figures achieved some time ago in the UK, which has given two doses to 81% of the population. Another 36.4% of the population in the UK has had a booster jab as well.

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