The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, announced this Thursday a mass vaccination campaign to reach the 750,000 Andalusians who have not yet received any dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus. Thus, as he pointed out, the eight Covid buses will travel to all corners of the autonomous community, to sporting and cultural events (football matches, concerts…) to vaccinate without prior appointment those who have not yet been vaccinated, who account for 10% of the target population.
“We are going to make a major effort to reach all these people, to encourage them and convince them to get vaccinated,” he said after receiving the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, which was administered this morning at the Cartuja Stadium in Seville.
In this sense, he considered it essential to reach the maximum possible volume of the population vaccinated against the virus. “If we all get vaccinated, we will soon get over this nightmare,” he said. Currently, the vaccination coverage of the target population in Andalusia, i.e. those over 12 years of age, is almost 85%.
Moreno went to the vaccination point at the Cartuja Stadium this morning, accompanied by his 12-year-old son who has also been vaccinated. There, he appealed to all Andalusians “lagging behind” who have not yet been vaccinated against the virus. In particular, he addressed the 170,000 Andalusians who, like the president of the Junta de Andalucía, passed the Covid more than four weeks ago and have not yet been vaccinated.
“The vaccine is completely safe and I deeply believe in it, which is why I am bringing my son. The only way to look after us all, our families, Andalusia and ourselves is to get vaccinated,” he added.
The Andalusian president described this day as “exciting” given the fact of receiving the first dose of the vaccine, “after 20 months working and fighting against Covid”. Finally, he congratulated all the people who make the vaccination system possible and the health professionals for their effort and dedication.