Puig announces new centres will open next week to vaccinate 500,000 people a week.
THE President of the Valencia Community, Ximo Puig wants to give impetus to the vaccination campaign and said a meeting will be held at the end of the week and mass vaccination centres will open next week.
He told Radio Alicante Cadena SER that “we are prepared to have the capacity to vaccinate up to 500,000 people a week, but what we need is sufficient supplies of vaccines.
“We are going to readapt the set of equipment that had been proposed to the reality of the expected supplies and, based on this, these centres are going to be opened.
“We want to provide them with the greatest comfort and the greatest capacity for efficiency,” said Puig.
Vaccination centres have been set up in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, the City of Light in Alicante, the Alicante Trade Fair Institution in Elche and the Congress Palace in Castellon.
Other centres will now be opened in the centre of the Community ‘to facilitate accessibility’.
Puig assured that all people over 60 in the Valencia Community can be vaccinated in June, which he said will be “a very important step.”
He said the Ministry of Health is working to ensure “the vast majority of people in Valencia are immunised as soon as possible,” but noted that “there are factors out of our hands,” such as investigations into vaccines and delays.
💉 “Tenemos la capacidad de vacunar a 500.000 personas por semana pero necesitamos los suministros suficientes. La semana que viene estudiaremos abrir los recintos vacunación masiva” pic.twitter.com/r5ngaqXb1B
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After receiving the jab, she stressed that the vaccine “is the start of putting an end to the pandemic” and added that “there are many millions of people now vaccinated” and it is necessary to continue with the process to try to recover a certain normality.