UPDATE 1-Spain will start vaccination programme in January, Prime Minister Sanchez says

23 Nov 2020 / 01:51 H.

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    MADRID, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Spain will begin a comprehensive coronavirus vaccination programme in January, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday.

    He said Spain and Germany were the first European Union countries to have a complete vaccination plan in place.

    "The campaign will start in January and have 13,000 vaccination points," Sanchez told a news conference after a two-day online summit of G20 leaders.

    He said Spain would recruit more health professionals to strengthen its health system.

    "We have a tough few months ahead of us but the road map has been drawn up," Sanchez said. (Reporting by Jessica Jones; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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