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Madrid urges the Government to decide on AstraZeneca and not leave thousands of people without immunization

The Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid has warned the Government of Pedro Sánchez today that it is of “utmost urgency” for the Ministry of Health to decide on the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine because, otherwise, thousands of people who have already received the first puncture could be left without immunization against Covid-19. The Deputy Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid, Antonio Zapatero, has advanced that if Health does not make a decision in the coming days, as he has assured that he will, The region will begin to administer the second doses of AstraZeneca on a voluntary basis, as stated in the weekly press conference to update the epidemiological situation in Madrid, in which it indicated that a total of 140,000 citizens had the second puncture with AstraZeneca before next June 3. Zapatero has criticized the “indecision and changes of criteria” of the Government of Spain that delay the vaccination process and, therefore, has reiterated requesting that the Ministry of Health give “an immediate response” on this issue because “time is short” and thousands of people could be left without immunization if the second vaccine is not administered on time. He also reported that the community will begin next week to inoculate the vaccine to people between 50 and 59 years old in public hospitals in the region, as well as in the Wizink Center and the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, and that from now on the health centers will assume the immunization of the entire population aged 68 years and over that is pending to receive the vaccine.Consolidation of the decline The vice-counselor has celebrated that one in three Madrid residents has already been vaccinated and has reported the consolidation of the decline in all indicators of the pandemic in the community in the last 15 days, an improvement that, however, has not made that the pandemic disappears and, therefore, has called for responsibility and compliance with the rules for this weekend in San Isidro after the hundreds of bottles registered last weekend, when the state of For her part, the general director of Public Health of the Community of Madrid, Elena Andradas, has reported the basic health areas that will continue next week with mobility restrictions, these are Daroca (Linear City), General Fanjul ( Latina), Castelló (Salamanca), Barajas (Barajas), and Chopera (Arganzuela), all of them in the municipality of Madrid. In addition, the entrances and exits in Leganés Norte in the town of Leganés remain limited except for justified reasons; the basic health areas of La Princesa in Móstoles; The Cities and Las Margaritas in the town of Getafe, Reyes Católicos in San Sebastián de los Reyes and Majadahonda in the Majadahonda municipality.On the contrary, mobility restrictions are lifted in Vicente Muzas (Hortaleza), Ghandi (Ciudad Lineal), both in Madrid capital; and Las Rozas (Las Rozas).

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