Back of the queue for Orihuela Costa waiting for Covid booster shots

Back of the queue for Orihuela Costa waiting for Covid booster shots
BOOSTER JABS: Long wait in Orihuela Costa Photo credit: ECDC-European Union

JANE PRITCHARD, who lives in Villamartin, has complained about the delay in administering booster vaccinations in Orihuela Costa.

“Please highlight this lack of urgency,” she asked the Euro Weekly News.

“Residents are having to queue for up to two hours to book an appointment and are currently being given dates for April 2022.”


Jane pointed out that some residents will have waited 12 months between their second Covid vaccination and their booster.

“We in Orihuela Costa feel as though we are being forgotten and pushed to the back of a very long queue for services,” Jane said.

“The health service has deteriorated so much over the years, mostly due to constantly building new properties along the coast without the infrastructure to cope,” she pointed out.

“Slowly but surely Orihuela Costa is being starved of money and services.”

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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