10 Aug, 2021 @ 15:05
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Second chance for people who missed COVID-19 vaccine dates in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

Over 21% of 'thirty-somethings' are not vaccinated against COVID-19 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE Valencian Community is launching a new push to get residents vaccinated who missed their appointments to get immunised against COVID-19.

The regional Health Ministry will start sending out SMS text notifications from Thursday(August 12) to offer people a second chance to receive an injection.

Authorities have not revealed how many people fall into that category.

The mobile phone text message will feature a link which allows recipients to choose when they want to get their vaccine shot.

That allows extra flexibility due to work or holiday commitments.

The option covers dates between August 23 and September 19.

Health Minister, Ana Barcelo, said: “This new opportunity should not be ignored because the vaccine works against COVID-19.”

It is the best way we have to cut the chains of transmission of the virus and save lives”.

Barcelo stressed that just because somebody without a vaccine felt well, they could still be carrying and passing on the coronavirus.

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Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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