At the present time, it can be considered that the vaccination of the initially prioritized groups is almost complete:

  • Residents and health and social health personnel who work in residences for the elderly and care for large dependents.
  • Front-line personnel in the health and social health field.
  • Other health and social health personnel (not included in the previous group) who carry out activities that require close contact with people who may be infected by SARS-CoV-2. Hospital and Primary Care personnel not considered first line have been prioritized. Dentistry, dental hygiene and other health personnel who care for people without a mask have also been vaccinated for more than 15 minutes.
  • People considered as highly dependent (degree III dependency, that is, in need of intense support measures) not institutionalized.
  • People over 80 years old. 
  • People between 70 and 79 years old.

The following groups are currently being vaccinated:

  • People with very high risk conditions from 16 years of age. The following will be vaccinated: hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, solid organ transplantation and waiting list for solid organ transplantation, renal replacement therapy (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis), oncohematological disease, solid organ cancer being treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy, metastatic or radiotherapy for Tumors of thoracic location with risk of pneumonitis, primary immunodeficiencies, HIV infection with less than 200 cells / ml despite effective ART and undetectable viral load and Down syndrome older than 40 years of age. Any of the licensed vaccines will be used, but preferably mRNA vaccines.
  • People between 60 and 65 years old. They will be vaccinated starting with people 60 years of age in ascending order of age with the AstraZeneca or Janssen vaccine.
  • People between 66 and 69 years old. They will be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine although the vaccination of this group can be completed with the vaccine that is available.

Once vaccinated, the population over 60 years of age will be vaccinated or the vaccination of:

  • Public health personnel, health inspection services, legal and forensic medicine, private medical consultations, home help services, centers for minors and day centers or equivalent, health and social-health students, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacy office personnel , dental technicians, speech therapists and clinical psychology staff, prison workers. They will be vaccinated with the vaccines available taking into account their age.
  • Rest of health and social health personnel not previously vaccinated. They will be vaccinated with the vaccines available taking into account their age
  • Collectives with an essential function for society. People in this group pending to start the vaccination regimen will be vaccinated with the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna.
  • People between 50 and 59 years old . They will be vaccinated with available vaccines excluding the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • Vulnerable groups from the social, economic and / or labor point of view (homeless people, fruit and vegetable sector, immigrants without regularization of the administrative situation, etc.); difficult to vaccinate patients (large dependents with difficult accessibility, with profound autism, mental illness with great agitation, etc.); people who are difficult to recruit for vaccination (sea workers who carry out deep-sea fishing in long-term campaigns, population in detention centers or shelters, etc.) and aid workers who travel on mission to high-risk countries and people who for reason of their activity will not be found in Spain on the dates of the second dose. Janssen’s vaccine may be used.

The next group to be vaccinated will be:

  • People between 40 and 49 years old.

A more detailed description of which people make up each of the groups can be found in Update 7 of the COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy .

Note: People under 60 years of age who had received the first dose with the AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine will receive a second dose with the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine unless, after signing an informed consent, they decide to receive the second dose as well. with the AstraZeneca vaccine. More information in the Note to Update 7 of the COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy .

Information on when other population groups will be vaccinated will be made public later, in subsequent updates of the Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19.

Read more:

– Who decides which people are vaccinated and when and how they do it?

Updated 5/24/2021