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Vaccine against Covid-19

Vaccination points

Currently, due to the high influx of users, it is very important to make an appointment to get vaccinated at a vaccination point.

Request an appointment to get vaccinated at vacunacovidsalut.cat (Catalan).

Canal Salut. Vaccination points

Last updated: 02/12/2021

Information on the vaccination campaign

  • Anyone under 12 resident in Catalonia. 

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

     Covid-19 vaccination campaign

    Last updated: 02/11/2021

  • Anyone between the ages of 60 and 69 can now request an appointment to receive their third vaccination dose, from the vacunacovidsalut.cat website (Catalan)

    Anyone over the age of 70 can now request an appointment for their third vaccination dose, from vacunacovidsalut.cat (Catalan).

    An interval of at least six months between the second and third doses is required.

    Information for the additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    Last updated: 03/12/2021

     

  • A booster jab programme for people vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine more than three months ago has been initiated.

    The booster jab will be with the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines, which will be administered at Primary Care Centres (CAP).

    For further information, please call 061 Salut Respon.

    Health Channel.Booster jab for people vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine

    Last updated: 15/11/2021

  • Anyone who received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine more than six months ago and who is over the age of 70 will be able to receive a third dose with their flu vaccination.

    Further information

    Last updated: 03/11/2021

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, music bars, discos, 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.  

    EU Digital Covid Certificate

    Last updated: 03/12/2021

  • 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. Covid-19 vaccines

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

  • 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

  • Yes, the three vaccines authorised in Europe protect against the most frequent variants in Europe.

    More information is available on the European Medical Agency (EMA) website:

    Adapting Covid-19 vaccines to SARS-CoV-2 variants: guidance for vaccine manufacturers

    Last updated: 06/07/2021

     

  • 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

  • Yes, the Covid-19 vaccine is free and vaccination is voluntary.

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

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

  • If you received your first jab at your Primary Healthcare Centre (CAP), the same centre will contact you for the second dose.

    If you received your first jab at another vaccination point, you will get an SMS with the date, time and place for the second dose. If you do not receive the SMS, contact your medical team or access La meva salut (catalan) to book an appointment.

    Health Channel.How is the call for the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine being organised?

    Last updated: 06/07/2021

  • Displaced persons residing in Catalonia who do not have an individual health card (TSI) or identification document for healthcare cover can go to a primary healthcare centre (CAP) for vaccinations.

    Consult the CAP that corresponds to your home address. 

    Last updated: 08/06/2021

  • No. People who currently have Covid-19 or possible symptoms cannot be given the vaccine until they have recovered.

    People who are in quarantine must likewise wait until the quarantine has ended to have the vaccine.

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

    Health Channel. Vaccination planning and the prioritisation of citizens

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

  • Yes. Most people who have had Covid-19 develop a protective immune response, although the exact length of time is unknown.

    If you are under 65 and have had Covid-19, you will need to get vaccinated two months after the illness was diagnosed and have just one dose. 

    If you are over 65 and have had Covid-19, you will need to get vaccinated once you recover or finish isolating. In this case two doses of the vaccine will be administered (or one in the case of Janssen).

    Canal Salut. Covid-19 vaccination campaign for citizens

    Last updated: 13/08/2021

  • No. Studies of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines have not included those under 12 years of age. This is why they are not included in the vaccination campaign.

    Health Channel. Vaccination planning and the prioritisation of citizens

    Last updated: 27/07/2021

  • Yes. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby can be vaccinated against Covid-19, preferably using an mRNA vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna, according to their population group.

    In any event, the risks and benefits of vaccination must always be evaluated.

    Although clinical studies for the Covid-19 vaccine did not include pregnant women, the data available in the United States do not indicate any adverse effects relating to pregnancy. A study published in the USA, which included 36,591 pregnant women vaccinated against Covid-19 with mRNA vaccines, did not find any adverse effects.

    Health Channel. Vaccination campaign against Covid-19 for the public

    Last updated: 08/10/2021

  • Yes. Although the immune response may be less effective, being immunodeficient does not exclude you from having the vaccine.

    Public Health Agency.Questions and answers on Covid-19

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

  • People born in 1962 or after that received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, can ask for the second dose at vacunacovidsalut.cat (Spanish).

    Further information

    Last updated: 26/07/2021

  • The Generalitat de Catalunya has published a guide about the Covid-19 vaccination in order to answer any questions you may have about this process: how to book an appointment, the documentation needed to get vaccinated, what the vaccination will be like and everything you need to take into account once you have been vaccinated.

    The guide has been published in Catalan and will soon be available in various languages.

    Covid-19 vaccination guide

    Last updated 27/04/2021

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