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Spain meets first Covid-19 vaccination goal: 5 million immunized with both doses

The government has reached its objective for the beginning of May, while the coronavirus incidence rate falls slightly after remaining stable for 14 days.

Spain has reached its first Covid-19 vaccination goal: to have five million people vaccinated with the two doses required for full protection by the first week of May.

As of Monday, 5,098,903 people had received two shots of the vaccines made by Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca. This is the equivalent of 10.8% of the population. The regions – which are in charge of the vaccination drive as well as containing the pandemic in their territories – have administered 17.1 million doses, 97.3% of the total received.

On April 6, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez set down a series of vaccination goals on the way to reaching the final objective of having 70% of the population immunized by the end of August. The government has exceeded the first goal of the schedule: vaccinating five million people with the complete two doses.

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