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Leocàdia, age 85, becomes first person in Catalonia to receive second Pfizer vaccine dose

Health department begins administering next round of Covid-19 inoculations

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17 January 2021 03:51 PM

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ACN|La Pobla de Segur

The health department began administering the second dose of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations on Sunday, exactly three weeks after L'Hospitalet de Llobregat's 89-year-old Josefa Pérez became the first person in Catalonia to receive the jab.

This time, however, the first person to receive the second dose was Leocàdia, an 85-year-old resident of the Nostra Senyora de Ribera nursing home in La Pobla de Segur, a town near the Pyrenees in Pallars Jussà county.

Rosa Vilanova, the nursing home director, was the second person to get the second shot.

The second round of inoculations was expected to begin on Monday at the same locations where doses were first administered on December 27, but the Alt Pirineu and Aran region was able to begin a day earlier. Health Department officials have attributed this last-minute change to logistical reasons.

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  • Leocàdia receiving a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in La Pobla de Segur on January 17, 2021 (Courtesy of the Catalan health department)

  • Leocàdia receiving a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in La Pobla de Segur on January 17, 2021 (Courtesy of the Catalan health department)

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