The Community of Madrid plans to start mass vaccination in April, as announced this Tuesday by regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso.
Madrid hopes that the approval of the Janssen (from the giant Johnson & Johnson) will facilitate the entire vaccination process since it has a single dose and its conservation is much easier than others, such as Pfizer or Moderna.
“We expect it to be for the month of April, for this spring,” Ayuso said in the ABC Forum, where he explained that the idea of the regional government is to vaccinate “massively as soon as possible.”
For this vaccination, the Ministry of Health will have large spaces such as the WiZink Center, the Palacio de Vistalegre, the stadium Wanda Metropolitano and the Isabel Zendal Nurse Hospital.
Precisely in this last space, Madrid has begun to vaccinate groups such as veterinarians, AENA personnel and forensic doctors. The list is completed by Foreign Health personnel, Public Health inspectors, those from the Social Security Institute, workers who take care of juvenile offenders, and Health Sciences students. They will all receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, which in Spain can only be administered to citizens between 18 and 55 years old.
This Thursday will start the vaccination of over 80 years old in their homes and in Primary Care centers while the Metropolitan Wanda will host the vaccination of municipal police, firefighters and Civil Protection personnel also this Thursday.