40 to 45s can now book Covid-19 vaccination appointments
Over 40% of Catalan residents have had at least one dose
As of Thursday, Catalan residents born between 1977 and 1981 can book their Covid-19 vaccination appointments.
Carmen Cabezas, Catalonia's Public Health secretary, has encouraged this segment of the population to get vaccinated on weekends as that is when more appointments tend to go to waste.
"It’s important to remember that Covid-19 can be a very serious disease for people in their 40s," says Catalonia's Public Health secretary, Carmen Cabezas, as coronavirus jabs become available for people aged 40 to 45.
This comes as over 40% of the population has received at least one dose of a vaccine, while slightly under a quarter are fully immunized.
Go to vacunacovid.catsalut.gencat.cat/ and click on the ‘Accedir-hi’ button at the bottom of the page.
The default option asks you to provide your CIP code. The CIP is a 14-digit code on the front of your CatSalut public healthcare card. It contains four letters (normally, the two first letters of your first and second surname), followed by 10 numbers, which should include your birthday in YY/MM/DD format.
You can also click on the 'DNI/NIE/PASSAPORT' button on the top of the page and instead provide an alternative ID code.
The other boxes request your phone number, name, first surname, second surname (not compulsory), and email address. Fill them and click on the ‘Acceptar’ button.
You will receive an SMS code consisting of four numbers. Enter the code in the box and click ‘Acceptar’.
There is a list of different vaccination points across Catalonia, including public clinics, cultural centers, and other buildings.
Select a date (the ones in grey are not available) and a time to get the vaccine. Click on ‘Confirmar Cita’.
You will receive an SMS and an email confirming your appointment.