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Fully vaccinated healthcare worker in Spain caught Covid twice within three weeks setting new record for reinfection

A 31-year-old woman in Spain set a record with the shortest known gap between infections when she caught Covid twice 20 days apart. Although it...

Malaga nurse discovers mosquito in Moderna vaccine and forces recall of 765K doses across Spain and beyond

A MOSQUITO was discovered floating within a vial containing the Moderna vaccine forcing 760,000 doses to be recalled. A nurse from Malaga discovered the offending...

Spain’s Hipra booster vaccine against Covid-19 could be ready by summer

A Covid-19 booster vaccine made by a Spanish pharmaceutical firm has moved a step closer to being approved and could be on the market...

Oral vaccine due soon for those with poor immune systems on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A NEW vaccine has been provided in the fight against Covid-19 that can be taken orally. Developed especially for those with weak immune systems, it...

Go ahead for final phase clinical trials of Spain’s own COVID-19 vaccine

SPAIN'S first domestically-made COVID-19 vaccine produced by Hipra is to start its final phase of clinical trials. Approval was given by the Spanish Agency for...

Parents shocked as young son gets unauthorised COVID-19 vaccine jab at Valencia school in Spain

PARENTS of a Valencia area child have gone to court after he got an unauthorised COVID-19 vaccination on Monday. The boy attends school in Paterna...

Make a date with a vaccine: How Tinder is being used to target unvaccinated youth in Spain’s Catalunya

HEALTH authorities in Catalunya have resorted to dating app Tinder in a bid to encourage unvaccinated young people to make a date with the...

READER’S QUESTION: When can I get a booster in Spain if I recently recovered from COVID?

SPAIN is rolling out a nationwide strategy to give a third dose of the vaccine to those already vaccinated in a bid to keep...

Costa Blanca mayor who got early COVID-19 vaccine jab in Spain may get 12-year top job ban

LA NUCIA'S mayor, Bernabe Cano, could be barred from holding his area's highest office for 12 years if convicted of COVID-19 vaccine queue jumping. Cano...

Researchers reveal which vaccine is more effective: Pfizer or Moderna

A STUDY involving almost half a million people has been carried out to determine which of the two most popular vaccines are more effective...

Half of anti-vaxxers in Spain’s Balearic Islands are expat residents

HEALTH authorities in the Balearics are concerned after it emerged half of those who have yet to vaccinated are among the foreign resident population...

Spanish vaccine against Covid enters second phase of clinical trials

A VACCINE developed in Spain against Covid has entered the second phase of clinical trials involving 1,000 volunteers. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday,...

Andalucia wants to vaccinate children under 11 against Covid in December

THE Minister of Health and Families for the Junta de Andalucia, Jesus Aguirre, has announced today, Saturday, November 13, that he hopes to be able...

Limits to Brits travelling abroad ‘considered for those who fail to take booster jabs’

LIMITS to Britains travelling abroad that are eligible but do not take a third booster jab are being considered by UK ministers. If the proposal...

Double standards: Fully-vaxxed Brit expats arriving in UK from Spain discover they don’t have the same quarantine exemptions as...

AN Olive Press reader has slammed the “double standards” imposed by UK authorities after discovering a major pitfall of visiting the UK from Spain...

REVEALED: UK has Covid rates SEVENTEEN times higher than Spain but travel restrictions remain

THE UNITED KINGDOM currently has Covid-19 infection rates SEVENTEEN times higher than Spain. Despite this, travel restrictions between the two countries imply that travelling from...

COVID-19 VACCINE: Spain to give booster jab to care home residents and other vulnerable groups

SPAIN has announced it will immediately roll out plans to administer a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine to those considered the most vulnerable. Elderly people...

ANALYSIS: Spain set to meet 70% vaccination target but does it really matter?

SPAIN is set to meet its target of having 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of August, and although this is certainly...

Balearic Island’s leads the way in vaccination of Spain’s secondary school students

THE Balearic Islands will start the academic year on September 10 with one of the highest rates of vaccinated secondary school students in Spain. The...

‘Were it not for the vaccination, the fifth wave would have been a massacre’ says scientist in Spain

A HEALTH expert in Spain said ‘were it not for the vaccination, the fifth wave would have been a massacre’.  Ignacio López Goñi, a professor...

Where in Spain can children over 12 receive their COVID-19 vaccine?

APPOINTMENTS are being scheduled for the over-12s in a bid to start vaccinations before the start of the school year. Over 12s, who make up...

Almost 300,000 children aged 12 and over to get vaccinated this week in Spain’s Valencian Community

OVER 500,000 Covid-19 jabs will be administered this week in the Valencian Community, mostly to people in the 12-19 age group. So far, focus has...

The strain in Spain: Emergence of new variants mean rethinking 70% ‘herd immunity’ vaccination target

Spain is on target to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of August, the ‘herd immunity’ threshold that was established as a...

Pedro Sanchez announces first clinical trials of home-produced COVID-19 vaccine in Spain

THE first clinical trials for a Spanish-made COVID-19 vaccine have been given the green light, just over a week after another trial was postponed...

A third vaccination ‘should be mandatory’ for care home workers in Spain

CARE HOME health workers are asking to be given a third shot of its coronavirus vaccine. The president of CEAPS, a group representing care home...

Spain discontinues use of AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of thrombosis

ALTHOUGH Spain has only vaccinated just over half the population, it will be giving away any remaining Oxford vaccines to Latin America. The decision comes...

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