The Minister of Health of Spain, Carolina Darias, considered this Friday that it will be necessary to administer a third dose to citizens of vaccination against the coronavirus and estimated that from now on, the anticovid vaccination will be annual.
“Everything seems to point to yes”Darias said this Friday during an interview on the Spanish radio station Onda Cero, when asked if a booster dose will be necessary after the full schedule, the Sputnik news agency reported.
The head of Health explained that Spain, within the framework of the European Union (EU), has already signed contracts with Pfizer and Moderna to obtain vaccines in 2022 and 2023, for amounts of 1,800 and 480 million euros, respectively.
These drugs will be used for a “third dose or booster”, said the Minister, although “it is still necessary to determine when” they will begin to be administered to the population.
Darias insisted that the goal is to continue vaccinating Spaniards until reaching the goal of 70% immunization in summer, and later “until reaching one hundred percent, if possible.”
He also assured that “without a doubt” Spaniards should continue to be vaccinated against Covid-19 every year.
More than 25 of the 47 million inhabitants in Spain are immunized against the coronavirus after receiving the complete vaccination schedule, which represents 52.8% of the total, according to local media.
In addition, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, 30.2 million (63.7% of the population) have the first dose.