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Health Minister outlines who will be first to get coronavirus vaccine

Written by on November 24, 2020

Elderly residents and healthcare workers at nursing homes are to be the first to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, Health Minister Salvador Illa announced yesterday.

The announcement was made as the health minister unveiled the national vaccination plan that is due to kick off in January.

Other health workers will be next to be vaccinated, with a total of 18 groups of citizens being, one after the other, allowed to get the vaccine shots in one of the 13,000 vaccine distribution points around the country.

The government hopes to get the first vaccination doses in January, Mr Illa said, however their availability will be limited for the first few months.