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How can I change my Covid vaccine appointment in different regions in Spain?

How can I change my Covid vaccine appointment in different regions in Spain?
Health workers vaccinate people against Covid-19 at the Donostia Arena former bullring in San Sebastian. Photo: ANDER GILLENEA / AFP
What happens if you can’t make it to your Covid-19 vaccination appointment and need to change it to another day? Here's what you need to know about the process for the different regions across Spain.

In most regions, when you first register for your vaccine, you are able to confirm or reject the vaccine appointment you are given, depending on your availability. In other regions, there are online links you can follow or telephone numbers to call in order to change your appointment.

If you can’t attend for whatever reason, it’s important that you let your local health authorities know, so that the vaccine dose is not wasted and can go to someone else.

Madrid

When registering for your appointment, you will receive an SMS with the day and time of your appointment. At that time, you can confirm your attendance or not. If you cannot make this appointment and do not confirm, you will receive a call from the number 915 026 058 to offer you a new one.

Valencia

If you can’t attend your vaccine time you must call your local health centre to tell them. They will then cancel your appointment and give it to the next person on the list. When all the people in your age group who kept their original appointments have been vaccinated, your health centre will call you again to arrange a new appointment.

Andalusia

In order to change your appointment, you must call the telephone number 955 545 060, when your age group is called up. Please find more information below or click on the link here

Andalusia vaccine infographic. Credit: https://www.andavac.es/

Catalonia

In Catalonia, simply click on the following link and click the button that says ‘demana o modificar cita‘ to register for your vaccine or change it. 

Balearic Islands

As soon as you have registered for your vaccination appointment, you will receive an e-mail from BITCITA with your individual link to cancel or change your appointment. You can also do this via the QR code that you will have received. For more information about the vaccination process click here

Canary Islands

If you need to change your appointment for any reason you can call 012 to do so when your group has been called up.

Murcia

From June 4th, Murcia opened up vaccine appointments for those aged 40 to 59 in 20 of its municipalities. You can register via the ‘MurciaSalud‘ portal or your Cita Previa SMS. The system will give you the first appointment available, but if you can’t attend this you can click ‘cambiar cita’ in order to be able to choose a different day and time.

Galicia

Those in Galicia who have any questions about their appointments should call the numbers associated with the health authorities in their province. You can find a list here of all the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for each province.

Basque Country

The Basque Country health authorities Osakidetza will send you an SMS when vaccination for your age group is open. They will send you a link where you can register either online or via a mobile app. Once you have registered your details, you will be given a choice of different days and times. Simply select the one you can attend. If at a later date, you can’t make this day, you need to call your local health centre to let them know. More information can be found here.

Castilla-La Mancha 

You will receive a call or a text message to register for your appointment. At the time you can say if you’re able to make the date they give you or not. If you need to change at a later date, the health authorities in Castilla-La Mancha haven’t detailed exactly what you should do however, the number for getting more information about your Covid vaccine is 925 248 367. For more information on the vaccination process in Castilla-La Mancha click here

Castilla y León

On the official health website for Castilla y León, they simply say that if you cannot attend your appointment then do not call them and that you will be contacted by them. More information about vaccination in Castilla y León can be found here.

Navarra

You will receive a call or a text message when it’s your turn to be vaccinated and can accept the vaccination date and time. You can also let them know if you’re unable to attend this date and they will tell you what to do. If you discover at a later date that you’re unable to attend, you can e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] for any questions you have. 

Extremadura 

If you have a justified reason for not attending your appointment and you let your local health centre know, they will call you a second time around to rearrange the time. 

Details on how to change your appointment in Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja and Aragon haven’t yet been made available, but we will update you when they are. 

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