# It is one year since the first puncture against COVID: vaccination with a complete schedule is around 90% | Society

This year some 84.9 million doses have been administered in Spain. Right now, almost 90% of the population over 12 years of age has the complete guideline, almost 35 million people, and one in 5 children between 11 and 5 years old, who have been the last to join the vaccination, have a dose.

In this 2021 they have begun to administer the booster doses starting with the most vulnerable. Almost 86% of those over 70 have received a booster dose, among those over 60 it is 67%.

## Goals to speed up with vaccines

For the first one you have to hurry because it is intended that 80% of the population between 60 and 69 have the booster dose before the end of the year. Now there are 67% vaccinated with a booster, so to reach 80% more than 700,000 people must be vaccinated this week.

The following objectives are: have 80% of those between 50 and 59 years old vaccinated the week of January 24 and 80% of the group between 40 and 49 the first week of March. That means vaccinating almost 9.7 million people in two months. In parallel, children between the ages of 5 and 11 will be vaccinated so that 70% have the full schedule the week of April 19. That means administering more than 5.6 million doses.

## At least one dose

If we do the math, this year 85% of the entire Spanish population has received at least one dose of the vaccines. By age groups, the thirty-something with the lowest vaccination percentage: with the full schedule there is 78% of the population of that age. In those from 20 to 29 they narrowly exceed 80%, it is the second with the least vaccinated. Among those over 50, the rate exceeds 90%.

In this 2021 they have begun to administer the booster doses starting with the most vulnerable. Since October 25, more than 12.7 million doses have been given, including those vaccinated with Jannssen. Almost 86% of those over 70 have received a booster dose, 67% of those over 60, less than 20% in those 50 to 59 and not 13% in those 40 to 49.

## Great challenges of 2022

The Government has set a calendar to try to promote the third doses. The first objective is that 80% of the population between 60 and 69 before the end of the year, that is before Friday. Now there are 67.5% of those vaccinated with a booster in that age group, so to reach 80%, more than 700,000 people must be vaccinated this week. It is doable.

The next milestones are to vaccinate 80% of those between the ages of 50 and 59 the week of January 24. Now they do not reach 20% and 80% of the group of 40 to 49 the first week of March that do not reach 13% with the third dose. That means vaccinating almost 9.7 million people in two months.

In parallel, they want to vaccinate children. The goal is for 70% of children ages 5 to 11 to have the first dose in the week of February 7 and the second in the week of April 19. At the moment, a dose has been set at 20.9%, that’s 700. 391 children vaccinated with one dose. To meet the objective, 2,345,000 must be vaccinated with the full schedule.