The DGS says that people in this age group (50-59) “will begin to be called for vaccination soon”.

In information published on its website, the DGS says that the latest opinion of the Technical Commission on Vaccination against covid-19 points to benefits in this expansion, “since a higher level of seasonal booster coverage is reached”, consequently a further reduction in the number of hospitalisations related to covid-19 are expected over the winter months.

The expansion of vaccination “is possible given the current availability of vaccines and the rate of vaccination, which prioritises more vulnerable groups, with almost two million seasonal doses having already been administered against Covid-19”, says the DGS.