Covid-19 vaccinations in Camp Nou will begin on May 27

FC Barcelona's stadium will have a capacity of 2,500 jabs per week in four booths for three weeks

The empty stands of the Camp Nou stadium, as Barça take on Granada in La Liga (image by REUTERS/Albert Gea)
The empty stands of the Camp Nou stadium, as Barça take on Granada in La Liga (image by REUTERS/Albert Gea) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

May 19, 2021 01:00 PM

The Camp Nou will be a Covid-19 vaccination site from May 27. 

FC Barcelona announced on Wednesday that its stadium will be part of the rollout for three weeks and will operate in the mornings of working days, reaching a capacity of 2,500 jabs per week

The 'Sala Berlín' room, named in tribute to the men's football team victory in the 2015 Champions League final, will be the place where vaccinations will take place in four separate vaccination booths. 

Those with an appointment will have to enter the venue through access 20, in Elisabeth Eidenbenz street, and if they arrive by vehicle, then access 1 on Joan XXIII avenue will also be available as long as they show evidence that they have an appointment. 

The Catalan capital's Hospital Clínic will be in charge of the site, along with the primary care centers CAPSBE and CAP Sarrià. 

On March 23, the Catalan health minister, Alba Vergés, presented a plan with a network of 500 mass vaccination sites across Catalonia to cope with up to 500,000 doses a week.

That day, she confirmed that talks with the new FC Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, were ongoing to open a pop-up vaccination site at the Camp Nou stadium for a "short but intense" period.

Indeed, in February, health authorities already said that Barça’s Camp Nou, Sagrada Família and other "emblematic" spaces could become available for the rollout at some point to inspire the general public to get vaccinated, and raise awareness around the importance of inoculation.

As of May 18, 2021, 2,538,650 residents have been given the first dose of the vaccine, 32.87% of the total population. Out of those, 1,088,545 have also been administered the second dose (14.10% of the total population). 1,161,500 residents are considered to be fully immunized (15.04%).