Spain expats: FCDO issues new update on vaccination for Valencia region & Canaries | Travel News | Travel
Around 285,000 British expats at present stay in Spain. As the vaccination roll-out pushes ahead all over the world, it could be complicated for expats to know the place to acquire their jab – notably if they don’t seem to be registered to a well being centre.
For these residing within the Valencia region, which is house to Alicante and Benidorm, the FCDO explains they need to go on to their “local health centre to register”.
It continues: “You will be given a provisional health card to cover the vaccination and any other public health needs.
“You ought to go to the Valencia regional authorities well being service web site to test and update your contact particulars.”
The FCDO has also added new advice for those living in the Canary Islands.
It states: “We are awaiting additional data from the Government of the Canary Islands concerning their vaccine plan for those that wouldn’t have public healthcare, and can update this part sooner or later.
“You should call 012 for information about registering for the vaccine.”
The FCDO continues: “British nationals living overseas should seek medical advice from their local healthcare provider in the country where they reside.
“Information about vaccines utilized in different nationwide programmes, together with regulatory standing, needs to be out there from the native authorities.
“We are aware that some people have been able to sign-up to the vaccine list in their region by registering temporarily at their local health centre with their residency document.
“This short-term registration is called an ‘alta temporal’.
“You should contact your local health centre for further information.”
According to Statista, as of April 28, the entire variety of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Spain was over 15 million.
Meanwhile within the UK, as of the week ending April 25 an extra 2,941,890 NHS vaccinations for COVID-19, together with each first and second doses, had been reported in England in contrast with the earlier week.
This took the entire variety of vaccinations administered as of April 25 to 39,155,196.