China News Service, January 21. According to Spain's "European News", the Madrid community in Spain began to open appointments for the second dose of the vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 who had received the first dose on January 19.

Parents and guardians of children will receive text messages to inform them of the date and time of the second dose, which will be eight weeks after the first dose.

  "The aim is to facilitate families so that they can complete their child's immunization schedule on time," the local government said. The location of the second dose of the vaccine has reportedly remained unchanged.

If parents are unable to travel to the suggested location, or are unable to arrive on the date and time of the appointment, changes can be made via the text message link sent by the Ministry of Health.

  Madrid began vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 on December 15.

According to the latest figures provided by the regional administration, 42.5% of this age group in Madrid have so far received their first dose of the vaccine, some 91,000 children.