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29-04-2021EFE

Despite the promises of bumper shipments of vaccine doses, the Balearic immunisation programme is still woefully slow with just 21.4% of the population immunised as of April 15, according to statistics.

The UK’s Vaccination Programme is in overdrive and Britain has just managed to get its hands on another 60 million doses of Pfizer for delivery so that everyone can be given a 3rd jab.

“We have a clear route out of this crisis but this is no time for complacency, it's a time for caution so we can keep the virus under control while we take the steps back to normal life,” said UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock.

Pfizer is also working on a booster jab to quash the South Africa and Brazilian Covid variants, which is expected to be available later this year.

Britain now has 517million vaccine doses on order, including 100 million doses of Pfizer, 100 million doses of AstraZeneca, 17 million doses of Moderna, 30 million doses of Johnson & Johnson, 60 million doses of Novavax, 100 million doses of Valneva, 60 million doses of GlaxoSmithKline and 50 million doses of CureVac.

That’s enough to vaccinate the British population over and over again, so why is Spain and the Balearics in particular so low on doses.

Surely there’s a deal to be done with the UK to secure more vaccines for the Balearic Islands? It would be a bonus for both countries and ensure the safety of all when the summer season gets underway.

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David / Hace 9 months

It’s called getting organised. The UK looked ahead, ordered immediately, paid up front, didn’t let sections of the business community pull their strings or let another country dictate to them. We may have really messed up at the start. But as the old saying goes, “ it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish”!!! We put ourselves in hock and got on with it. Life is more important than financial gain in a Pandemic!! Application forms are available to join the Commonwealth!!!!

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chris atkin / Hace 9 months

Because we have a brain and left the joke EU.

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TRISTAN SMITH / Hace 9 months

so where the answer to this rediculous situation. why cant we get the doses required here inn mallorca and spain

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Majorca fan / Hace 9 months

Quite simple really. The government of Spain shamefully abdicated responsibility to its citizens and past the procurement of Covid vaccine to the European Commission. This organisation and some foolish European nations politicians have belittled AZ vaccine efficacy. Entered into commercial contracts badly then screamed foul after delivery failure. Novovax refused to continue discussions with eu. Valneva will not discuss supply to them. Pattern emerges here i think. Commercial business will not tolerate reputations being damaged by dealing with amateurs..

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Martin / Hace 9 months

Simple your run by idiots

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Lisa / Hace 9 months

It’s worth noting that in addition to Mallorca’s appallingly slow vaccination program, there has also been a significantly high spike in new Covid cases reported today.

The UK ‘green list’ is looking increasingly unlikely.

The politicians keep saying they are desperate for tourism, but do absolutely nothing to facilitate it.

Government headlines look positive, but reading the data - it’s a disaster.

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john / Hace 9 months

Very simple..We ordered first. The EU dragged its feet and Spain is getting the consequences of that.

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