No queue-jumping for Covid jabs in Alicante province hospitals

Spain approves fourth dose of COVID vaccine for seriously ill or immunosuppressed patients
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THE Generalitat instructed hospitals to give Covid vaccinations only by appointment.

Until the order was issued on December 22, the province’s hospitals were accepting allcomers eligible for a third booster jab but, as in the case of San Juan and Alicante General, they were swamped with would-be vaccinees, even those from other Health districts.

The regional Health department has made clear that boosters should be given according to age.  Most over-70s have now had their jab with the over-60s next in line, except in some areas where this has been completed, with the over-50s to follow.


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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