Woman being vaccinated.

Woman being vaccinated.

13-05-2021Enric Fontcuberta

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has now been approved for those under 60 and Spain is accelerating its vaccination programme in a bid to reach herd immunity before the summer.

Essential groups and the elderly in Spain have already been immunised and those aged 50-59, who were initially given Pfizer or Moderna will now be given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine which only requires one jab.


After the AstraZeneca crisis, it was decided that only those aged 60-69 would be given this vaccine. People under 60 who've already had a first dose of AstraZeneca are waiting to find out if they’ll be given a second dose or not.

Pfizer & Moderna:

The over 80s have already been immunised with Pfizer or Moderna and 97.1% have had both jabs.

Also included in this group are people with hematopoietic progenitor transplantation, solid organ transplantation and waiting list patients for solid organ transplantation, renal replacement therapy (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis), oncohematological disease, solid organ cancer treatment with cytotoxic, metastatic or radiation therapy for thoracic site tumours at risk of pneumonitis, primary immunodeficiencies, HIV infection less than 200 cells/ml despite effective ART and undetectable viral load and those over 40 with Downs syndrome.

The Health Department says that once approved, the Pfizer vaccine will be given to those over the age of 12 with very high-risk, highly dependent conditions, those in centres for people with intellectual disabilities, supervised centres and special education centres.

Other adolescents and pre-adolescents will not be prioritised at this time because epidemiological data in Spain shows that people aged 50-59, 40-49 and 30-39 have a higher risk of hospitalisation, ICU admission and death.

Pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding will be vaccinated with mRNA vaccines "when appropriate according to the priority group to which they belong."

Johnson & Johnson:

The first doses of Johnson & Johnson will be given to those aged 70-79, high dependents, those who are autistic, sailors, the homeless, illegal immigrants and those aged 50-59.


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Ryan / Hace 7 months

If you’re not over 65 and you are not a disgusting fat-body, then you have very little to worry about from covid statistically. If you are over 65 and you are fat, then you have around a 0.26% chance of dying if you become infected. If you are over 65, fat, and live in a nursing home, then maybe you should be worried.

The bottom line is, covid is a non-threat to the vast majority of people, but there is a large group of obsessives out there that seem to want to be afraid of it anyway, or, they just want us to be afraid.


Mark Badoer / Hace 7 months

Yesterday, I had my Pfizer vaccine and I was amazed how well organised it all was. From booking a date and time online, to actually going to the vaccination centre and getting the shot. All very well organised, easy and friendly staff. Well done IB Salut!

And to Kenya: just read your own post again, as you basically answer your own question. Of course you cannot register online in BITdata, when you are not registered in Spain with a NIE. So get registered and get a NIE OR go to England or whatever country you are registered in and get your vaccine. What is so difficult to comprehend here? Why would Spain entertain vaccinating glorified holiday makers or illegal workers. They will cater for the Spanish registered first, of course.


TJ / Hace 7 months

Why are you not registered ? Have you got residency or are you native to another country ?


Kenya / Hace 7 months

I am 57 & my age group is now getting appointments for Vaccinations.I am in Ibiza, but not registered, therefor not in the system. How are we supposed to get an appointment, if the website does not acknowledge people that are here, but not registered? What category do we fall under? Please help address this problem. I am beyond frustrated.