COVID-19 vaccination programme for all UK Citizens living in Spain
Dear clients and readers,
We have received the following communication from the Ministry of Health that the vaccine will be available to everyone who lives in Spain as they consider this to be a public health issue as vaccination is “universal”.
Now, in practice, how can British expats (with a TIE or a green residency card) get the vaccine in Spain?
In the first place, for British nationals’ resident in Spain, with public healthcare cover:
They will be approached by their health centre when it´s their turn according to Spain´s vaccination roll out. The main objective of the COVID-19 vaccination strategy in Spain is to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by this disease through vaccination against COVID-19; in a context of progressive availability of doses; and protecting the most vulnerable groups. However; bear in mind that Spain´s roll out is currently slower than the UK´s so we assume the next group to be contacted will be the over 80s.
Second, for British nationals’ resident in Spain with private healthcare cover:
In this case, our recommendation for you would be to contact your own private healthcare provider in the first place. We understand that the public healthcare authorities are currently dealing with the private providers to ensure that everyone receives a vaccine.
In short, the Spanish government has confirmed that the vaccine will be available to everyone who lives in Spain and wishes to receive it; according to their vaccine roll-out programme.
Finally, thank you very much for your attention, and in case you might have any question or doubt at all; -about this or any other matter,- please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to clarify immediately.
We look forward to helping you and the benefit of our “know-how”.
Mr Oscar Ricor
“NON-PRACTISING ENGLISH SOLICITOR IN ENGLAND AND WALES”, under the “Solicitors Regulation Authority” (SRA) SRA number 519196 and practicing Spanish Solicitor. BZN LEX INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS