Madrid announces anti-Covid Christmas strategy. The Community of Madrid is preparing to keep COVID at bay during the holiday season.
The Community of Madrid is planning Christmas and has announced its COVID 19 prevention strategy. The strategy focuses on vaccination, early detection and awareness of the virus while ensuring the availability of sufficient health personnel.
From Friday, people aged 60 to 69 will be able to benefit from their reminders. Vaccinations will also be rolled out for children aged 5 to 11 in December. Health professionals will see their contracts extended so that they can continue to fight the pandemic.
From December 15, children aged 5 to 11 will be able to be vaccinated against COVID. It is expected that up to 400,000 children can be immunized in the community.
Madrid hope that people can enjoy their Christmas lunches and parties in safety. To facilitate this, Isabel Díaz Ayuso announced on Wednesday December 1 that a free antigen test will be available to all residents of Madrid. Residents will be able to easily get their hands on the tests as they will only have to go to a pharmacy and show their health card to receive a free antigen test. It is estimated that around 600,000 people do not have a health card in the community. These people will be able to present their identity card and purchase an antigen test instead.
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