Health authorities are expecting the delivery of vaccines adapted to the new Covid sub-variants by the fall.
CCMA – The rapid evolution of the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants has led to fears throughout Europe of a resurgence of Covid infections. In order to avoid the danger of a potential new wave, Spain has recently re-launched its vaccination policy. A few days ago, the Spanish authorities approved the administration of a 4th dose of vaccine, for people over 80 years old and immunocompromised people.
However, this Thursday, June 16, the country chose to go even further in its announcements. The Spanish Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, said “There will be a fourth dose for the entire population”.
A bold decision
Spain could be one of the first countries in the world to vaccinate its entire population with a fourth dose. At the moment, some countries such as Denmark, Israel or the United States, administer a fourth dose to only a part of their population at risk.
The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, explained that this measure was “decided by the Public Health Commission”, according to El Diario.
When will the 4th dose be administered?
For the moment, the date of the launch of this 4th dose has not been officially decided. The Minister of Health has explained that Spain is waiting for the delivery of vaccines more suitable for the current variants, with which it wants to vaccinate the population.
It would be at the time of this delivery, scheduled for the fall, that Spain would launch the generalized vaccination of its inhabitants, announces TV3.