Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told a news conference on Friday that his government will unveil a plan next Tuesday to vaccinate a “substantial” part of Spain’s population in the first six months of 2021.
While Sanchez did not immediately provide specific details, the government has created a special committee to decide the order in which people will be vaccinated when one is approved by regulators. Health Minister Salvador Illa suggested that healthcare workers and older people will be first in line.
Spain has struck a deal with the European Union to receive an initial batch of 20 million doses of the vaccine, expected to arrive later this year or early next year. The order will allow the government to vaccinate 10 million people, as each person needs two jabs.