People in Spain with prior health conditions to receive Covid-19 vaccine next

People in Spain with prior health conditions to receive Covid-19 vaccine next
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Health authorities announced on Thursday March 11th that the next group of people to receive their Covid-19 vaccine will be those in high-risk groups due to prior health issues, regardless of age.

People who are considered high risk for Covid because of ongoing health problems will receive the vaccine at the same time as the 70 to 79-year-olds.

These will include people who have had stem cell and organ transplants, those on organ donation waiting lists, those with cancer, and those people with Down’s syndrome who are over the age of 40.

It will also include those suffering from hematological (blood) and oncohematological (lymphoma, leukemia etc.) diseases, those on dialysis and anyone undergoing chemotherapy or immunotherapy.

Many autonomous communities are still in the process of vaccinating the over 80s, but when they are finished, those in the high-risk group, as well as the 70-79-year-olds will be next.

Alongside the elderly and healthcare workers who have been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, Spain has also been vaccinating its key workers with the AstraZeneca vaccine. These include those under the ages of 55 working in police and fire departments, pharmacists, and teachers.

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