Vaccination in Mallorca

Vaccination at Son Dureta.

07-07-2021Teresa Ayuga

Between last Wednesday and Tuesday this week, a total of 54,692 vaccination appointments were scheduled. Of these, 10,608 were missed, just under 20%.

This is now a matter of concern to the regional health ministry, for whom the most important thing is to immunise as much of the population as possible. If someone misses an appointment, it will clearly take longer for immunisation.

Eugenia Carandell, who is in charge of the vaccination programme, is once more calling on "everyone's responsibility" and on the desire for "us all to be vaccinated". "It is the only way out of this crisis."

More positive, she notes, has been the response among the 60-69 age group, which has been given the option of moving the second AstraZeneca jab forward by a fortnight. Over the first week of July, 75% (5,786 people) have done so.


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nigel / Hace 7 months

Does not surprise me, if you check local medical centres in UK some have a list of missed appointments for the last week in the waiting room, the percentage is shocking. That is unfortunately the society we have today "thoughtlessness" and regrettably here in Mallorca, if ever you have been waiting for Telefonica, or any other service, you will understand.


Tja / Hace 7 months

How irresponsible of all these people that don't turn up! No surprise cases have risen considerably in the past 2 weeks due no doubt to the students and now people not having the jab! The jab rate in fairly low in mallorca and that certainly is not helping the spread of the new variant. Green status,no doubt will be removed soon! Come on Mallorca get those jabs!!!..


Lisa / Hace 7 months

I would fine people for missed appointments. Given they have either gone online to book, or made an agreed telephone appointment, they are well aware of the appointment and have agreed to it. That appointment could have been taken by someone who actually wanted it.