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Vacuna contra la covid-19

When can I be vaccinated?

  • The vaccination campaign started in December 2020 and has different phases which are advancing progressively depending on the vaccine types and doses available. The vaccinations currently being administered are the Pfizer/BioNTech, the Moderna/ Lonza and Oxford/AstraZeneca and, coming soon, the Johnson&Johnson/Janssen.

    In the first phase, residents of old people's homes, health and social care workers, and those with severe dependencies have been vaccinated.

    The entire population over the age of 70 is currently being vaccinated.

    The AstraZeneca vaccine is being administered to people between the ages of 60 and 69 with no previous pathologies, as well as to people in certain essential services such as the fire service, security corps, teaching staff and the pharmaceutical sector.

    Afterwards, as more vaccines become available, they will be progressively administered to the rest of the population.

    Health Channel. Covid-19 vaccination campaign

    Last updated: 22/04/2021

  • 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

  • The vaccination campaign with the AstraZeneca vaccine has begun for people aged between 60 and 69. Priority will be given to individuals at risk.

    If you’re between the ages of 60 and 69, you’ll be receiving a text message (SMS) in the coming weeks redirecting you to an app you can use for booking the time, day and place of your vaccination. 

    You can also book an appointment for a vaccine from thwe vacunacovid.catsalut.gencat.cat (Spanish) website

    When you go for your vaccination, you will need to produce your healthcare card or, if you do not have one, your national ID (DNI), foreign-national identity number (NIE) or passport, as well as the text message confirming your appointment.

    Call for vaccinations for people born between 1952 and 1961

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  • The vaccination campaign with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has begun for people aged between 70 and 79.

    If you belong to that age bracket, your Primary Health Centre (CAP) will let you know the day, time and place of your vaccination.

    When you go for your vaccination, you will need to show your healthcare card or, if you do not have one, your national ID (DNI), foreign-national identity number (NIE) or passport.

    Call for vaccinations for people born between 1942 and 1951

    Last updated: 15/04/2021

  • The vaccination campaign with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has begun for people born before 1941.

    If you are 80 years old or over, your Primary Health Centre (CAP) will let you know the day, time and place of your vaccination. 

    You must show your health card or, if you do not have it, your DNI, NIE or passport.

    Call for vaccinations for people born before 1941

    Last updated: 22/04/2021

  • If you received your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and you are under the age of 60, you will be contacted later and provided with information on how your vaccination process will continue.

    The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is being administered to the following essential professionals:

    • Physiotherapists, pharmacists and pharmacy assistants, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, opticians, optometrists, prosthetic dentists, speech therapists, vets, nutritionists, podiatrists and students of health-related studies.  
    • Staff in schools. 
    • Mossos d’Esquadra, local police officers, Guàrdia Urbana, the Civil Defence, and Home Care Service and Prison Service workers.

    Anyone born between 1956 and 1961 is eligible for vaccination, provided they have no underlying health conditions or risk factors and have not had Covid-19 in the last 6 months.

    Call for the vaccination of essential professionals 

    Last updated: 15/04/2021

  • The vaccination programme for people who need the help of others to go about their daily lives is ongoing.

    The primary health care teams (EAP) will let you know the day, time and place of your vaccination. Carers will also be vaccinated.

    You must show your health card or, if you do not have it, your DNI, NIE or passport.

    Call for the vaccination of people in a situation of dependency

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

  • Since 16 February, people who have had an organ transplant or who are on the waiting list for a transplant are being vaccinated.

    The hospital you usually go to will let you know when your appointment is, most likely by telephone. The vaccine will be administered at the same hospital.

    You must show your health card or, if you do not have it, your DNI, NIE or passport.

    Call for the vaccination of people who have had an organ transplant

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

  • The Catalan government has created a register enabling vaccinations against COVID-19 for displaced persons residing in Catalonia who lack a healthcare card.

    Basic personal data and a contact telephone number have to be entered in the register.

    Identification for COVID-19 vaccinations for displaced persons residing in Catalonia who lack an individual healthcare card (TSI)

    Last updated 22/04/2021

After I have had the vaccine

  • Yes. You must continue to take the same preventive measures against Covid-19 even though you have been vaccinated: face mask, social distancing, hand washing and ventilation. Until further notice, and with the aim of achieving herd immunity, those who have been vaccinated must respect and continue to take the preventive measures to combat the virus.

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  • Your Covid-19 vaccination will be recorded in your medical record, which you can access in the La Meva Salut portal (Spanish). From there you can get a printout of all the vaccinations you have had, including the Covid-19 vaccine.

    Health Channel. Covid-19 vaccination campaign

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

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

  • Vaccines based on relatively new technologies such as viral vectors and genetic material are currently being used. There are also vaccines that use more traditional vaccine technologies such as attenuated and inactive viruses, and protein-based vaccines.

    All the vaccines are going through the research and safety processes to be approved by the regulatory bodies such as the European Medical Agency (EMA).

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

    Health Channel.The Covid-19 vaccines

    Health Channel. Vaccination campaign and vaccines.

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

     

  • 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

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

    Last updated: 18/03/2021

  • 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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