Thursday, 22nd April 2021
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Covid-19

vaccines for foreign nationals in Spain

Foreign residents registered with the national health
system will be contacted by their regional health
services as their jabs become due.

In any case, all  people living in Spain are eligible for the vaccine, regardless of nationality or residency status

The Spanish Government’s Vaccination  Strategy is clear that, as a matter of public health, all people living in Spain are eligible for the vaccine, regardless of nationality  or residency status. At the current time, those in the priority groups are being vaccinated – irrespective of nationality or type of sickness insurance.

The Vaccination Strategy is updated regularly  to include new priority groups as the number of doses available gradually increases. Foreign nationals who are already registered in the public health system will be contacted by their regional health service to arrange an appointment.


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The Spanish authorities are asking insurance companies to coordinate with regional health services in order to provide vaccines to theircustomers. Meanwhile foreign  nationals living . in Spain can contact their local health centre or insurer for more information.

The embassy also recommends that people check the Spanish government’s list of frequently asked questions at www.vacunacovid.gob.es

Chemotherapy patients, transplant recipients and those on dialysis are among those who will be prioritized given their high mortality risk from the coronavirus Some  Spanish regions halt injections of AstraZeneca batch under EU investigation. However the Health Ministry insists the doses are safe and that European authorities have found no evidence linking blood-clotting issues with the British-Swedish vaccine.



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