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Vaccine against Covid-19

Vaccination

  • To get vaccinated, you have to request an appointment at vacunacovidsalut.cat (Catalan).

    Last updated: 20/12/2021

    • Your individual health card (TSI), along with your identity document (DNI, NIE or passport).
    • The SMS confirming your appointment.
    • Children between the ages of 5 and 15 whose parent or legal guardian cannot accompany them to a vaccination appointment must be accompanied by an adult with a printed version of this authorisation [ca]  (PDF). 

    Last updated: 14/01/2022
     

  • Vaccination-support points are here to help with requesting appointments for anyone who so needs. We can also help you with downloading your Covid-vaccination certificate if necessary.

    You will find them at:

    CIUTAT VELLA

    • Centre Cívic Barceloneta (Carrer de la Conreria, 1).Mondays to Fridays, 4 pm to 8 pm.
    • Centre Cívic Convent de Sant Agustí (Carrer del Comerç, 36). Mondays to Fridays, 6 pm to 8 pm.
    • Centre Cívic Pati Llimona (Carrer del Regomir, 3). Mondays to Fridays, 4 pm to 8 pm.
    • CAP Drassanes (Avinguda de les Drassanes, 17-21). Mondays to Fridays, 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

    SANTS-MONTJUÏC

    • Centre Cívic El Sortidor (Plaça del Sortidor, 12). Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm.
    • Espai Química Joves (Carrer de la Química, 8). Mondays and Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm.

    NOU BARRIS

    • Casal de Gent Gran Les Roquetes (Plaça dels Titellaires, 1). Mondays and Tuesdays, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm.

    SANT MARTÍ

    • Casal de Barri Besòs (Carrer de Cristóbal de Moura, 232). Mondays to Fridays, 9.30 am to 2 pm. 

    Last updated: 24/12/2021

Information on the vaccination campaign

  • Anyone over the age of 5 resident in Catalonia. 

    You can request a day and time to be vaccinated at vacunacovidsalut.cat (Catalan).

    Adults and children who have tested positive for Covid-19 or who are quarantining as they have been in close contact with a positive case cannot be vaccinated. In these cases:

    • Anybody testing positive for Covid-19 can be vaccinated four weeks after they recover from the illness.
    • Anybody quarantining as a close contact but who has not tested positive can be vaccinated once the quarantine ends.

    Health Channel. Covid-19 vaccination campaign

    Last updated: 13/01/2022

  • The Covid-19 vaccination campaign for children between the ages of 5 and 11 has started. 

    Appointments need to be booked in advance, on a scheduled basis, from the vacunacovid.cat website.(Catalan).

    Health Channel. Children’s vaccination in Catalonia.

    Last updated: 12/01/2022

  • Anyone over the age of 30 can now request an appointment to receive their third vaccination dose, from the vacunacovidsalut.cat website (ca)

    An interval of at least five months between the second and third doses is required. If you were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca or Janssen vaccines, the interval is three months.

    Health Channel. Information for the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

    Last updated: 14/01/2022

     

After I have had the vaccine

  • The COVID Certificate is a document for facilitating safer journeys through the European Union. It is now also needed for entering bars and restaurants, gyms, concerts, music festivals, celebrations and social events indoors and to enter elderly residences.

    The document verifies that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, has tested negative for the virus o has recovered from it. 

    It includes these three certification options:

    • Certificate of vaccination against Covid-19.
    • Certificate of recovery from Covid-19.
    • Certificate of testing negative for Covid-19.

    The certificate can be downloaded from the La Meva Salut and the vacunacovidsalut.cat (Catalan) portals. 

    If you don’t have a health card, you can obtain a certificate for negative Covid-19 diagnosis with your national ID number here.  

    Health Channel. EU Digital Covid Certificate

    Last updated: 12/01/2022

  • Yes. The vaccine protects the person who has been vaccinated against the disease, but they could still carry the virus in the nose and throat. This means that there is a risk they may infect the people around them, although that risk is much lower than it is for someone suffering from the disease.

    This is why it is necessary to continue to take preventive measures against Covid-19: face mask, social distancing, hand washing and adequate ventilation.

    Health Channel. Social interaction

    Last updated: 08/10/2021

Questions and answers on the vaccines

  • The Covid-19 vaccines have been approved by the regulatory agencies and comply with the two basic specifications for their administration and distribution: safety and efficiency.

    Previous research into vaccines against other coronaviruses has been built on to tackle the current emergency situation. A huge economic investment has been made and some of the phases of the process have overlapped. For example, the vaccine started to be produced while the last effectiveness trials were still being conducted. This is how the development process has been so fast. Nonetheless, the vaccines approved by the medical regulatory agencies have gone through the same research and safety phases as any other medication.

    Health Channel.Research and safety

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

  • Like all medication, the vaccines can have side effects. The most frequent among some people who have had the Covid-19 vaccine are pain in the arm where the vaccine was given, headache, feeling sick and low-grade fever. These symptoms are mild and usually last just a few days.

    Like all other vaccines and medicines, monitoring of their safety is ongoing even once they have been approved by the regulatory bodies (EMA and AEMPS).

    This is why it is important to notify your usual healthcare worker if you have any adverse or unwanted effects.

    Health Channel. Frequently asked questions about safety and possible side-effects

    Public Health Agency.Questions and answers on Covid-19 (Catalan)

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

  • The vaccine is not advised in the following cases:

    • People who have had an immediate hypersensitive reaction (such as anaphylaxis) or allergic reaction, be it serious or mild, to a previous dose of a Covid-19 vaccine or any of its components.
    • People with a previous history of serious allergic reactions. The medical teams must evaluate the risk conditions of each situation they encounter.

    In any case, you must tell the health worker who is administering the vaccine if you have any allergies.

    Health Channel. Vaccination planning and the prioritisation of citizens

    Health Channel. Possible side effects Covid-19 vaccine[Catalan] (PDF)

    Last updated: 20/12/2021

  • In Catalonia, the vaccines being administered are those produced by Pfizer/BioNTech (approved in December 2020), Moderna/Lonza (approved in January 2021), Oxford/AstraZeneca (approved in January 2021) and the Johnson&Johnson/Janssen (approved in March 2021).

    Pfizer and Moderna vaccines based on relatively new technologies such as viral vectors and genetic material. AstraZeneca and Janssen use a genetically modified weakened virus.

    Health Channel.The Covid-19 vaccines

    Health Channel. Vaccination campaign and vaccines.

    Last updated: 26/07/2021

  • At the moment, the length of the immunity given by the vaccines is unknown. The effectiveness of the different vaccines is being monitored on an ongoing basis all over the world.

    Even though the vaccine has started to be given, current recommendations (face mask, hand washing, safe distances between people and ventilation) must be adhered to until herd immunity has been achieved.

    Public Health Agency.Questions and answers on Covid-19 (Catalan)

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

Questions and answers on the vaccine

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