Spain has calculated a timeline for the development of collective immunity against COVID-19
However, the exact timing depends on the level of vaccination of the population.
Spain hopes to achieve collective immunity to the coronavirus by the end of the summer of 2021. Provided a sufficient number of people have been vaccinated by then. The country’s health minister, Salvador Illa, has said this, Reuters reports.
According to the official, vaccination of Spaniards will begin in January next year. According to the developed programme, more than two thirds of Spain’s 47m people should be vaccinated by the end of the summer.
“In Europe, even if it is not the final, we will be at a completely different stage. That’s why I think we are at the beginning of the end, but we need another five to six months. This is what is called collective immunity – either because people have been vaccinated or because they have already been sickened,” said the head of the Spanish Ministry of Health.
At the same time, he warned citizens not to let their guard down during the Christmas period. It should be noted that Spain has been one of the most affected by the coronavirus in Europe.
According to Worldometers, to date in the country recorded 1.7 million cases of COVID-19, from the effects of the virus have died 47.6 million people, but the number of recovered is not specified.