Coronavirus in Spain (late Feb 21 onwards) - thread for the latest (3rd?) wave here - starting with a glimmer of good news

I went out for Sunday Lunch last Weekend, which was taken outside & then onto a Sports Bar in Arroyo De La Miel(Benalmadena) Indoors. I will be going out this coming Friday for lunch(Indoors) in Benalmadena Pueblo & then onto another bar for drinks where I could be sitting either indoors/outside. I'm not allowed outside the confines of Benalmadena to the towns either side i.e. Torremolinos or Fuengirola, unless it's for Business Purposes & I'm allowed in the Gym at the Golf Club on the Development, but as it's downstairs in the club basement & the tee's & fairways not easily viewed, I'm not sure about Golf. I'll probably go to gym tomorrow so will ask if I do so.
 

Ingleby_Flash

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I’m theoretically based Teesside and Lanzarote, split in theory but complicated by the virus atm. You can play golf in Lanzarote, but there’s only one golf course on the island 15 miles from me at Puerta del Carmen.
 

spanishman

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Just read an article saying that teachers are a priority group for vaccines in my province (Almería).

The AstraZeneca vaccine is only being given to younger people here (up to the age of 55). So younger teachers are getting done first. They are looking at plans to see how they can prioritise older teachers once the flow of other vaccines increases.
 
Are you a Teacher here in Spain than Spanishman? I have private medical insurance here, as I generally spend time working elsewhere, although I've had to apply for Resedencia & get a Spanish Social Security to go with my NEI due to Brexit & now having to obtain work permits to work in Europe if you're working out of a UK base?
 

spanishman

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Are you a Teacher here in Spain than Spanishman? I have private medical insurance here, as I generally spend time working elsewhere, although I've had to apply for Resedencia & get a Spanish Social Security to go with my NEI due to Brexit & now having to obtain work permits to work in Europe if you're working out of a UK base?
No. I worked in the I.T. industry in the UK before coming out here in 2004. Did various bits and pieces here, including us running a golf shop with some friends for a few years. Now I am officially retired on a private pension.

The missus still works part time doing some admin work in an estate agents and elsewhere.
 

spanishman

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Just read an article saying that teachers are a priority group for vaccines in my province (Almería).

The AstraZeneca vaccine is only being given to younger people here (up to the age of 55). So younger teachers are getting done first. They are looking at plans to see how they can prioritise older teachers once the flow of other vaccines increases.
The reason I posted this was because I think there is some debate about where teachers should be in the priority list in the UK.
 

spanishman

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This is a Google translation of the article:

The first vaccines for teachers from Almeria arrive

The process will take several weeks, according to the Board


The vaccination against the coronavirus for Infant, Primary and Secondary teachers in the province of Almería has already officially begun.

Without official figures as of press time, more than 500 teachers, all of them under 55 years of age, have received the first dose of AstraZeneca, the vaccine already authorized for the population under that age.

Only in the Northern Health Management Area of Almería, which includes municipalities in the Levante and Almanzora regions, 430 doses were administered yesterday. To this figure must be added the records in the health districts of Almería (capital, Nacimiento and Andarax, Níjar and Carboneras regions) and Poniente, to which the municipalities of La Alpujarra belong.

Yesterday, the mass vaccination point in the capital, in the Palace of the Mediterranean Games, operated throughout the day from nine in the morning to nine at night.

17,000 until Monday

Until the morning of last Monday the vaccination schedule has been completed in a total of 215,021 people in Andalusia who have already been injected with the two doses (2.54% of the population), of which 16,894 are from Almería; 29,886 from Cádiz; 24,335 from Córdoba; 26,616 from Granada; 12,895 from Huelva; 19,148 from Jaén; 37,787 from Malaga and 47,460 from Seville.

At the regional level, this Monday began the vaccination of Infant, Primary and Secondary Education teachers, a process that could take place over several weeks, the Board clarified in a statement.

In this sense, the Central Trade Union Independent and Civil Servants, CSIF, urges the Administration, both educational and health, to establish a calendar for priority vaccination also of teaching staff over 55 years, made up of some 20,000 professionals in Andalusia , to which, at the moment - according to current recommendations - cannot be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca serum, which will be administered to the youngest teachers.

Specifically, in the province of Almería this group is made up of 1,648 professionals, which represents 16.6 percent of the province's teachers.

CSIF values that the Autonomous Administration has decided to give preference to teachers in vaccination against Covid-19 as a group at high risk of exposure to contagion, as the union central has repeatedly requested, although it demands "certainties about how will proceed with the educational group over 55 years, who must also be vaccinated ".

This has been stated by the Education Sector, which has stressed that "now that, fortunately, the youngest teachers are starting to be vaccinated, the Board must also seek a solution for the group over 55 years old."
 

spanishman

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The weather is pretty good all year round in my part of Spain. So they are setting up vaccination centres in outdoor car parks.

Apparently you drive there when you have an appointment. They give you the vaccination through the car window. You then wait in your car 15 minutes to check whether you have any side effects.

If you have no problem you (or your driver I guess) drives off home.

Is this something that is happening anywhere in the UK?
 

spanishman

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Here is some info about vaccine rollout from the Spanish national website. It was published last night. With data up to 16 March 2021.

We seem to be receiving around 1 million or so vaccines each week at the moment. Apparently this is expected to increase from April onwards.

This info includes the latest set of deliveries that arrive early in the week. The usage figures then go up throughout the week.

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JaenBoro

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Here is some info about vaccine rollout from the Spanish national website. It was published last night. With data up to 16 March 2021.

We seem to be receiving around 1 million or so vaccines each week at the moment. Apparently this is expected to increase from April onwards.

This info includes the latest set of deliveries that arrive early in the week. The usage figures then go up throughout the week.

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I could have sworn that in February they were saying it was going to increase in March. I'll believe when I see it.
 

spanishman

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I could have sworn that in February they were saying it was going to increase in March. I'll believe when I see it.
It has now. It started at less than 1/2 million doses arriving a week. This week it was over a million.

So far they are using them up during the week before the next delivery arrives. I guess we will see if that continues.

Hopefully now AZ is back in use we will see it being moved up to 55-65 year olds here. At the moment it is being used on under 55s.

Also with the 3 week gap on Pfizer just about all doses until end March will be second doses for over 80 year olds.

Plus J & J should start to be delivered by next month.
 

Ingleby_Flash

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Things much improved in Lanza

Current active cases on the island – 83

Currently in Hospital – 13

Cases in ICU -8


Down from the peak of:

Active Cases – 1121 – 29th January 2021

In Hospital – 66 – 28th January 2021

In ICU – 23 – 8th February 2021

Total 46 deaths since pandemic began, sadly unlike the UK there seems pretty much only one route out of ICU.

On 11th March 2021, it was announced that Lanzarote would move down to Level 2 of restrictions as active cases fell well below 100. We were in Level 3 for 10 days.

Dont get my second dose until the 13th June so doubt I’ll get back until then. That’ll be six months since I was there, longest gap by far in nearly twenty years.
 
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