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Fourth Covid vaccine campaign will begin in Spain on 26 September

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The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, announced that fourth Covid vaccine campaign in Spain will begin on Monday, for which there will be 44 million doses of vaccines against covid-19 available. The campaign will begin on September 26 with the vaccination of the second booster dose for those over 80 years of age and the most vulnerable.

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In the press conference after the Council of Ministers, Darias explained that the doses for the new wave of vaccination against Covid-19 will arrive during the last four months of 2022. Of the 44 million doses needed, 16 million will be received in September.

Despite the fourth Covid vaccine campaign becoming the focus, the latest official data (as of 16/09/2022) shows that only 54.7% of the population received their third dose, a figure considerably lower than the 92.8% of the population who had two doses.

Darias has reported that it will be a vaccination of the fourth dose in Spain that will start on the same day throughout the country with those over 80 and with those who live in residences, and will continue with the staff of health centres and the population that, for different reasons, you have not completed their vaccination schedule.

And from there, she said, vaccination will be opened to those over 60, with the rest of the population having to wait.

Darias has underlined the importance of receiving these vaccines adapted to the new variants, although she has recalled that those received so far have reached an effectiveness of over 80%, which is waning over time.

Specifically, protection against infection begins to decline a month after inoculation. Eight weeks later, there is hardly any difference between those who took the fourth dose and those who did not. But this in terms of infections, not with respect to severe covid, for which they are very well protected for at least six weeks, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.

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