65% of schoolchildren in the Valencian Community aged between 5 and 11 have already received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, putting Valencia 10 points above the national average. In addition, 75% coverage has been exceeded in the age groups of 9, 10 and 11 years.

This has been revealed by the Minister of Health, Ana Barceló, and the Minister of Education, Vicent Marzà, to analyse the process of childhood vaccination that is being carried out in the Valencian Community and the administration of the second dose to this group.

Specifically, since the childhood vaccination campaign began on 15 December in the Valencian Community, the Ministry of Health has administered 226,911 doses of the paediatric vaccine. By province, 79,635 doses have been administered in Alicante, 26,498 in Castellón and 120,778 in Valencia.

Since vaccination was resumed after the return of the Christmas holidays, more than 119,300 children have been vaccinated. Of these, around 17,300 are minors who, for whatever reason, did not get the vaccine in the first phase and who, therefore, have been jabbed in this period. This amount represents 14.5% of the vaccines given in this second phase.