MADRID – Spain will provide a single dose of the vaccine to adolescents under 55 who have already been infected with COVID-19.
“The extent of protective immunity to the virus after a natural infection is unknown, but studies show that administering a single dose to these individuals enhances protective immunity,” the strategy update said.
France announced such a policy earlier this month as Italian politicians discussed the issue.
Spain has already advised people in that bracket who do not have serious health problems to wait six months before being vaccinated before being vaccinated.
As of Thursday, about 2.2 million people had been injected from primary care groups, such as nursing home staff, staff over the age of 80, and front-line nurses. About 1.2 million of them received a full course of two shots.
More than 2% of Spaniards who offered the vaccine refused, including those who refused the vaccine.
In Spain, the two-week outbreak of the virus fell to 206 cases per 100,000 people on Thursday, compared to almost 900 at the end of January.
The epidemic on Thursday increased by 9,568 cases to 3.18 million, while the death toll rose by 345 to 68,468.