AstraZeneca reveals that 6,800 doses of its vaccine ‘disappear’ from the Health report

The Ministry of Health hidden in your daily vaccine report 6,800 doses of the 424.800 that the pharmacist AstraZeneca claims to have sent Spain in two shipments. Instead of this figure, the Ministry that leads Carolina Darias points in it to have supplied 418,000 doses to the autonomous communities, a difference of 6,800 whose whereabouts Health has not clarified to this newspaper.

Health updates its covid vaccination report daily, but only in the administered dose section, which are those that the autonomous communities inject. The one of dose delivered, which is the one that reflects the vaccine supply that Spain has, only updates once a week, usually on Wednesdays. Last Saturday February 6, Spain received 196,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, as confirmed by the laboratory itself.

However, the Ministry of Health did not include this information in its daily vaccination report until February 09. In it, the arrival of the 196,800 doses which indicates AstraZeneca, but in the dbreakdown by autonomous communities it is indicated that they have been given 193.800. One day later, 3,000 doses disappear from the report. On February 10, where a day before they were indicated 196,800 doses delivered to the CCAA, 193,800 now appear.

Vaccine report from the Ministry of Health of February 09.
Vaccine Report of the Ministry of Health of February 10.

This newspaper contacted Health to seek an explanation for the lag between the doses announced by the pharmaceutical company and those finally reflected in its report, without obtaining a response. On Thursday, February 11, AstraZeneca issued a second statement, celebrating the shipment to Spain of 228,000 more doses of his vaccine.

Spain receives 228,000 new doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine today and the University of Oxford. In addition to those received last weekend, our country already has 424,800 vaccines of the 1,810,575 doses that it will receive throughout the month of February, “says the laboratory. Health then indicated to Vozpópuli what in vaccination reports the number of doses distributed is updated on Wednesdays“and that this explained the difference between what the pharmaceutical company and the Ministry announced, which does not explain the disappearance of 3,000 doses from one day to the next.

This Wednesday, however, the update of data in the daily vaccine report has not made the data from AstraZeneca and Health coincide, but further distances them. Thus, while the laboratory claims that it sent 228,000 doses last Thursday, Health reflects that sent 3,800 fewer doses, that is, 224,200.

Silence in Defense

The whereabouts of these 6,800 doses has not been confirmed by the Ministry. The only doses that Health recognizes not sending to the autonomous communities are those destined to Military Pharmacy Center, but neither the Ministry of Darias nor the Ministry of Defense have ever wanted specify how many doses go to the military.

These doses are also not reflected in the daily vaccine report, so to this day it remains unknown how many were sent to the Army, both from AstraZeneca, as well as from Pfizer and Moderna. This newspaper has contacted Defense to verify if these doses not reflected in the report belonged to them and They have not issued a response.

The mess with external health

As Vozpópuli already said, the Subdirectorate General for Foreign Health issued an email to its officials promising a reserve of vaccines that the Ministry of Health reserved for the General State Administration. Nevertheless, Health later transmitted that this reserve did not exist and that the email message in this regard was wrong.

A few days ago, Sanidad inquired at autonomous communities that they vaccinate the health professionals of external health, who depend organically on the Ministry of Health. The Secretary of State for Health, Silvia Calzón, was asked by this means about how the members of the Government were to be vaccinated, to which she replied that they will be vaccinated when they are due and clinic that corresponds to them and, therefore, making use of the doses received by the autonomous communities.

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