Spain’s vaccine roll-out currently ranks as the sixth-fastest in Europe in terms of doses administered, with the country having given more than 25 million jabs and fully vaccinated just under 18% of its population, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
The 17 Spanish regions have so far administered more than 25 million doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford and Janssen vaccines, according to data released by the country’s health ministry on Thursday (27 May).
Just 8.4 million Spanish residents (17.8%) are now fully vaccinated, while 17 million or 36.2% of the population have received at least one dose, the ministry said.
The government coalition of socialist PSOE and left-wing United We Can (Unidas Podemos) aims to fully immunise 70% of the population before the end of the summer.
This week, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stressed the feasibility of reaching such a goal, adding that by the end of August, in less than 100 days, 33 million people should be fully vaccinated in Spain.
The prime minister said that the aim was for 10 million to be fully immunised by the end of June and 25 million by mid-July.
[Edited by Daniel Eck]