Residents of the DomusVi care facility located on Av Real Blanc in Cocentaina were amongst the first people in the region to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
After seeing care homes devasted during the first wave of the pandemic during the spring, health authorities in Spain decided that residents will be the first group of people to receive the vaccine. The next group of people inline to be vaccinated are care home staff, followed by frontline medical workers and emergency responders.
The next group will be the elderly and those with underlying health issues that make them more vulnerable. Spain hopes that a substantial part of its 47 million people will have been vaccinated within the first six months of 2021. The vaccination is free and will be done at public health centers around the country. Pfizer has promised to deliver 30,000 doses a week from its facility in Belgium to the Comunidad Valenciana.