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I have to admit that in the early part of this year, when the campaign seemed to be going quite slowly, I had doubts that the target of 70% fully vaccinated by the end of the summer would be reached, but I'm very glad those doubts have been confounded. All those involved in planning and delivering the vaccinations deserve our gratitude and admiration.
 

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I have to admit that in the early part of this year, when the campaign seemed to be going quite slowly, I had doubts that the target of 70% fully vaccinated by the end of the summer would be reached, but I'm very glad those doubts have been confounded. All those involved in planning and delivering the vaccinations deserve our gratitude and admiration.
I agree, but it did seem very slow. I think it was the waiting for all the old people to be double vaccinated before they moved on to another group.

Does the 70% goal include children above 12 years of age?
 

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I think it was only in the group including care home residents and front line health workers that they wanted to make sure they were fully vaccinated before starting on the next group, and I am not sure I would have argued against that.

Don't know whether children of 12 years and up are included in the target, but I know it has been announced that vaccination of secondary school children in that age group will begin in August, so they can be fully vaccinated before the new school year starts in September.

Given the figure of 54.3% already double jabbed (as per the figures posted by xabiachica) and that they will be starting to vaccinate the 16-20 age group from next week (well in my region of Andalucia they will) I think the 70% fully vaccinated target is going to be exceeded by the end of August.

Of course that will not be the end of it, there will undoubtedly be booster jabs and even quite possibly annual ones (we have them for flu, so why not?) but the way this campaign has been carried out gives me confidence that the system can cope.
 

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Andalucia makes good on its promise to start vaccinating the 16-20 age group this week:-

Although Valencia had planned to start vaccinating the 18 to 29 age group next week, I can only assume that they have already started, because my 25 year old daughter has her first vaccination on Tuesday 3rd August & the second booked for the 24th.

Students in Bachi or Formación Profesional (age 16-18) will also be vaccinated before returning to school.
 

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An absolute phenomenal effort by the healthcare bodies. Also, a boohoo to all those people who said that the Spanish would refuse the vaccine. Truly impressive
So many British people are still complaining that Spain has dragged its feet with vaccinations.

It doesn't help when the UK gives its figures as a percentage of adults, so 70% sounds so much better! I even heard Grant Schapps say 90% yesterday! He must have been referring to adults with one dose, but he implied both doses.

When worked out as a percentage of population it's a different story, & atm, both are doing phenomenally well.
 

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So many British people are still complaining that Spain has dragged its feet with vaccinations.

It doesn't help when the UK gives its figures as a percentage of adults, so 70% sounds so much better! I even heard Grant Schapps say 90% yesterday! He must have been referring to adults with one dose, but he implied both doses.

When worked out as a percentage of population it's a different story, & atm, both are doing phenomenally well.
Totally agree. Spain has really done well and gets little praise from the UK who behave as if the whole thing is a race
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Totally agree. Spain has really done well and gets little praise from the UK who behave as if the whole thing is a race
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I suspect Xiabiaxa means Brits in Spain, they're the ones I read moaning about Spain etc, I don't think many British living in UK unless wanting to holiday give a flying fig about Spains Vaccination programme.
 

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the only brits i hear complaining are those on private medical insurance and have no association with their local health centers trying to get a vaccine.
 

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I suspect Xiabiaxa means Brits in Spain, they're the ones I read moaning about Spain etc, I don't think many British living in UK unless wanting to holiday give a flying fig about Spains Vaccination programme.
Yes, I do mean Brits who live in Spain - & those who rely on the UK for their news.
 

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Progress? No it is not; for any of the listed countries. Portugal and Spain tied.. There is a big difference in population numbers between the 2. Sadly, the UK seems to be the winner here just based on population and time to do it.

What is the overall % of the EU? The USA is saying 70%, Canada (smaller population) is even higher but they are socialist. Can Europe even come close to that?

What this tells me is that all of these pay into health services do not work or are not organized.
 

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Progress? No it is not; for any of the listed countries. Portugal and Spain tied.. There is a big difference in population numbers between the 2. Sadly, the UK seems to be the winner here just based on population and time to do it.

What is the overall % of the EU? The USA is saying 70%, Canada (smaller population) is even higher but they are socialist. Can Europe even come close to that?

What this tells me is that all of these pay into health services do not work or are not organized.
Percentages are reliable - the higher the population, the more facilities available - at least as far as developed countries are concerned.


Apparently herd immunity is linked to percentage of population vaccinated - so the percentage of population vaccinated is clearly the best way of looking at it.
 

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Rule of thumb, choose those stats which says what you want:cool:
If we have to compare, it must be apples with apples.

Hence looking at % of population jabbed for each country, rather than percentage of a section of the population for some (oranges), & of the total population for others (apples).
 
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