Spain will start vaccination programme in January, Prime Minister Sanchez says

by Reuters
Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:49 GMT

(Adds quotes)

MADRID, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Spain will begin a comprehensive coronavirus vaccination programme in January, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday.

He said Spain and Germany were the first European Union countries to have a complete vaccination plan in place.

"The campaign will start in January and have 13,000 vaccination points," Sanchez told a news conference after a two-day online summit of G20 leaders.

He said Spain would recruit more health professionals to strengthen its health system.

"We have a tough few months ahead of us but the road map has been drawn up," Sanchez said. (Reporting by Jessica Jones; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.