27 Aug, 2021 @ 12:30
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Clock ticks down as Spain tries to get 70% of the country fully vaccinated by end of August

Mystery over lower COVID-19 vaccinations in expat areas of southern Costa Blanca in Spain
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TIME is running out for the Spanish government to reach its self-imposed target of having 70% of the population fully vaccinated by the end of August.

Latest figures show that 32 million people have received the full course of shots against COVID-19, meaning 67.9% full coverage.

That means five days remain and a million more people need to be fully vaccinated up to and including next Tuesday(August 31).

It’s not impossible, as in a 24 hour period up to last night(August 26), nearly 309,000 citizens got their second injection.

Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, pledged the 70% target last December, which would have already been reached but for the shortage in ‘single-shot’ Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

He also promised herd immunity at 70%, but that figure is now pitched higher at 90% due to the much-more infectious Delta variant.

Asturias is the region with the highest percentage of the total population with the completed doses standing at above 76%.

Galicia, Castilla y León, Extremadura and Aragón have already reached or surpassed the 70% target of fully-immunised citizens.

15 regions have reduced the period from six months to between one to two months to give a single dose to citizens who have had COVID-19, and therefore would be classified as fully-immunised.

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.


  1. This push to have people take an untested vaccine has to stop. The evidence against the vaccine’s worth is now quite clear; the dangers from it will become apparent over the next year or so:

    Location : Spain
  2. More censorship from The Olive Press editors. I posted a link to the facts about the vaccine and the censors for this web-site removed it. They don’t want to print the facts; they don’t want the people to see the truth. The truth? A new Israeli study shows natural immunity is 13x more effective than the vaccine at stopping the delta variant. Wow! That is bad news for a government still trying to push their poison into our bodies.

    Location : Spain

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