The Regional Ministry of Health and Families has begun this Tuesday to administer the third dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 in old people’s homes. To this end, nursing teams will travel to nursing homes to inoculate 43,554 residents with the third dose.
Specifically, the third dose of the vaccine will be administered to 3,159 nursing home users in Almeria, 4,565 in Cadiz, 6,078 in Cordoba, 5,439 in Granada, 2,430 in Huelva, 5,060 in Jaen, 7,921 in Malaga and 8,902 in Seville.
In addition to this population, since a few weeks ago, immunocompromised patients have also been vaccinated with a third dose. In total, 13,678 patients with solid organ transplants or people who are receiving or have received immunosuppressive therapy as a result of a solid organ transplant, regardless of the time elapsed.
This third dose is also administered to people with haematopoietic progenitor transplants (allogeneic and autologous transplants). This third dose is also indicated for patients treated with anti-CD20 drugs, including rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab, obinutuzumab, ibritumumab tiuxetan, veltuzumab and tositumomab. About half of this population has already been vaccinated with the third dose.
Walk-in vaccination days
In addition to these new advances in the Vaccination Strategy, the Andalusian Health Service is organising new walk-in vaccination days this week to continue making progress in the immunisation of the population and to facilitate the administration of both first and second doses to people over 12 years of age as well as to those (aged 12 to 65) infected with COVID-19 more than four weeks ago and who have overcome the infection.
In these more than 150 vaccination points, messenger RNA vaccines (Moderna or Pfizer) will be administered for the first doses and the other two types of vaccines (AstraZeneca and Janssen) will also be available for those who require them. Pregnant women who have not started their vaccination schedule will also be able to attend.
In addition to the usual map of vaccination resources, mobile units are being installed at strategic points to facilitate vaccination for certain sectors such as university students. Both first and second doses will also be administered in these mobile units.
Thus, they will be located at the University of Malaga (in front of the Faculty of Law, on 22 and 23 September), at the University of Granada (in the Faculty of Pharmacy, today 21 September), at the University of Cordoba (at the Rabanales Campus also today), at the University of Cadiz (on Thursday 23 at the Puerto Real Campus and on Friday 24 at the Cadiz Campus). The University of Huelva is also planning to organise a day without an appointment next week. The Regional Ministry of Health and Families is grateful for the collaboration of the universities in setting up these points.
Requesting an appointment
In addition to the walk-in days, vaccinations continue to be carried out at the points set up to attend to users by appointment. Appointments can be made directly on the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) website via ClicSalud+ (http://lajunta.es/2a5ny), through the mobile application and the Salud Responde telephone number (955 54 50 60) and also at your health centre, preferably by telephone.
The appointment for the administration of the second dose will be provided in most cases at the time of vaccination or will be communicated later by your health centre via SMS or phone call, and can be consulted in ClicSalud+ in the section ‘My Appointments’.