They did not have an appointment, as is necessary to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Spain, but thousands of elderly people nevertheless went to the vaccination center provisionally installed in Seville. A false message, shared via Whatsapp on April Fools’ Day, deceived thousands of elderly people: according to El País, the queues reached more than 4 thousand people, since the majority of the elderly people were accompanied by family members.
“Whoever is not vaccinated, with more than 80 years old can go to Sadus de Bermejales. It doesn’t matter if it’s from Muface [Fundo Mútuo Geral para Funcionários Públicos do Estado]. It is for all those over 80 who have not been vaccinated ”, read the message that was received by thousands of people.
In the vaccination center of Sadus – Sport Activities Service at the University of Seville – the accounting was done: 2,000 vaccines were to be administered between eight in the morning and eight at night, but at half past twelve the stock was depleted. The decision was to reinforce the day’s operation and, in addition to two thousand more vaccines administered, health professionals were called who were taking time off.
“We have to be sensitive to these people who are older and who have been deceived,” said a source from the Andalusian junta, quoted by the Spanish newspaper, ensuring that 90% of people between the ages of 80 and 90 who belong to the Health Service of Andalusia have already been vaccinated. Most of those who showed up without an appointment, he clarified, belong to other health systems like Muface or the Armed Forces Institute.
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“These are doses that we had planned to use on Friday and Saturday, in addition to some that were in reserve,” said the same source, arguing that the authorities intend to prevent elderly people, some with mobility problems, from going back to the center. vaccination.
On the other hand, the Andalusian Health Service has filed a complaint with the police authorities as the false message interfered with the normal vaccination process.
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