Spain will not use the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid in people over 55 years of age

The first doses, which arrive this weekend, will be used in health professionals who are not on the front line.

A vial of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities have finally agreed Do not use the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in people over 55 years of age. A decision that has been taken this Friday, after three days of intense debate within the Public Health Commission.

In this way, Spain aligns itself with the governments of France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands and even lowers the age limit that these countries have advised. All of them have recommended not to use this antigen in people over 65 years of age. “In the absence of evidence of its effectiveness.”

The first doses of AstraZeneca antigen arrive this weekend at the logistics facilities that the company has in our country, from where they will be distributed to the autonomous communities. In addition, as confirmed by the company, it will send 1,810,575 vials on February 8.

A few first doses that will be inoculated to health and social health professionals that are not in the front line, as agreed on Thursday Health and autonomies.

Likewise, the Public Health Commission has also agreed that the recommended interval in the administration of the two doses AstraZeneca antigen be 10 to 12 weeks. This point was already advanced by the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, last Wednesday after the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS).