Vaccination of children in Andalucia delayed until November

Vaccination of children in Andalucia delayed until November
Vaccination of children in Andalucia delayed until November. Photo credit: Open Access Government

THE proposed vaccination of children in Andalucia has been delayed until November

Jesus Aguirre, the Andalucian Government’s Minister of Health and Families, said he believes the rollout of the vaccination of children aged between five and eleven will be delayed, probably until early November.

Mr Aguirre expressed this belief whilst addressing journalists in Cordoba, where, together with Javier Imbroda, the Minister of Education and Sports, he was visiting the hospital classroom of the Reina Sofía University Hospital.


He explained that, “we are pending authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to vaccinate schoolchildren and, once it is authorised, the approval of the Spanish Medicines Agency will be awaited, something that will be addressed in the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System”.

Adding, “As soon as it is feasible, operative, and with a timely clinical indication we will begin to vaccinate the schoolchildren as soon as possible”, calculating, “about early November”.

Regarding the closure of large vaccination centers, the Health Officer indicated that “the volume of vaccinations is decreasing significantly, because 89.1 per cent of the entire target population has both vaccination doses”.

Continuing, “This is the reason why vaccination is being carried out in universities, concerts and public squares, with mobile units instead of having it centralised in large spaces to which very few people already go”.

Once again, Aguirre made the call for vaccination, because, “although the figures are very high, we have to try to reach one hundred per cent, so that the entire Andalucian population is vaccinated, which would be a guarantee of success”.

In conclusion, the minister made reference to a study of the counselling on preventable deaths since the vaccine was rolled out, which has seen “the volume of deaths decreasing in relation to the number of positives”.

“The number of preventable deaths thanks to vaccination is more than 5,000. If it is not for you, for that person you love, get vaccinated,” he added, as reported by


Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to check The Euro Weekly News for all your up-to-date local and international news stories.

Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here