People aged 45-49 can now book Covid vaccine appointment
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People aged 45-49 in Catalonia can already book an appointment to get their Covid-19 vaccines, and the inoculation campaign is expected to reach all people in their 40s by mid-June.
Jabs for this age group were expected to begin in two weeks if the rate of vaccine arrival continues as it is, as department sources confirmed on Tuesday.
However, some people are already able to book their appointments to get vaccinated in the coming days.
The public health commission also confirmed that this group can receive the Janssen vaccine, as well as Pfizer and Moderna.
Health minister Josep Maria Argimon said that the Janssen jab is approved for use in people over 18 years of age and that it is already being administered in very specific cases, such as people in vulnerable situations or international aid workers that may not be in the country to receive a second dose.
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 you’ll find written 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 the format YY/MM/DD.
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’ll receive an SMS code consisting of four numbers. Enter the code in the box and click ‘Acceptar’.
There’s a list with 20 different vaccination points spread across Catalonia, including public clinics, cultural centers, and other buildings.
Choose a day (the ones in grey are not available) and a time to get the vaccine. Click on ‘Confirmar Cita’.
You’ll receive an SMS and an email confirming your appointment.
Vaccination no longer possible without health card
The Department of Health also launched a website aimed at migrants residing legally in Catalonia currently with no healthcare card or no possibility of getting one so that they can register themselves to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Yet, this option is no longer available as of June 1, so individuals in this situation have to get theri CatSalut card first.
To find full details about how the Catalan healthcare system works and how to get the card, click here. It is entirely free and is a simple and speedy process.