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Old Feb 10th 2022, 7:15 pm
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I for one would be glad if that were true :-)
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Old Feb 10th 2022, 7:43 pm
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I'm confused. I don't think the issue is Stingychips not wanting to get the third jab, it's that by current UK (and most places) rules he cannot currently get a third jab.
Nope. Per nhs.gov in the UK:
Everyone aged 16 and over who had a 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago can get a booster dose. .....
If he only got his first two jabs within the past three months then that was his fault for waiting 6+ months after the jabs became generally available in the UK and is not the British government "moving the goalposts".
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The health and safety of those who live in Spain comprehensively trumps any and all desires of tourists.
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Old Feb 10th 2022, 8:33 pm
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It could be that there is a time limit after infection survival to get a booster?
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Old Feb 11th 2022, 6:44 am
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In England, you need to wait for your booster at least 4 weeks after having had a positive Covid result, and you can enter Spain 2 weeks after.
Booster shots are valid from the same day.

A partir de ese momento, el certificado de vacunación deberá reflejar la administración de una dosis de refuerzo. Estos certificados serán considerados válidos desde el mismo día en que se administre la dosis de refuerzo.
https://www.sanidad.gob.es/profesion.../nCov/spth.htm
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Old Feb 11th 2022, 9:46 am
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Seems spain has caved in and are now allowing kids in...

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-new...minal-12507015
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Old Feb 11th 2022, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by Stingychips View Post
Im double vaccinated and had omicron at Xmas. As it is now I can’t get into Spain as the goal posts have been moved again and now i need yet another jab. So not all vaccinated people are allowed into Spain. People are sick of being made to jump through hoops.
When did Spain change the definition of fully vaccinated? 2 jabs is all you need, the booster is not a requirement. Happy to be corrected on that one.

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I'm heading to the UK this afternoon as my kids couldn't come here thanks to the UK's not-so amazing vaccine rollout
I'm struggling to understand those blaming the UK for 12-15 year olds not being able to travel for half term tbh. As above, my 14 and 17 year olds had their second jabs months ago, in plenty of time for us to travel for half term. Wales was the last country to approve the jab for that age range, but even those living there would have had time to have both?

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Old Feb 11th 2022, 11:50 am
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When did Spain change the definition of fully vaccinated? 2 jabs is all you need, the booster is not a requirement. Happy to be corrected on that one.
Since the first of february, see my post above.

Edit: Now it seems they can come to Spain from next monday if they're between 12 and 17 and they show a negative PCR (antigen isn't good enough).

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Old Feb 11th 2022, 11:51 am
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I'm struggling to understand those blaming the UK for 12-15 year olds not being able to travel for half term tbh. As above, my 14 and 17 year olds had their second jabs months ago, in plenty of time for us to travel for half term. Wales was the last country to approve the jab for that age range, but even those living there would have had time to have both if they didn't wait.
Because you couldn't book it until their 12th birthday. If they turned 12 late in the year, October in this case, you were shoved to the back of the queue to give ditherers their first shots and the elderly their boosters. My 12 year old got her first in January and is booked for the 2nd in March. My 16 year old got her first in October, 2nd in January which caused another hurdle for Christmas. That's way behind Spain and Italy, not sure about other countries. My 17 year old was fully vaccinated by the end of August in Spain.
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Since the first of february, see my post above.
I think you misunderstood it. You need the booster if your last shot was over 270 days ago which is pretty unlikely for most outside of the essential worker and vulnerable zone. Those people were also at the front of the booster queue so highly unlikely to affect many. I heard that rule was about to be scrapped as well so it shouldn't affect any one else.
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Sorry, too read it too fast.

So, Stingychips doesn't need another jab. We can all welcome with open arms to Spain.

I've been reeled in another Stingychips thread. When will I learn?
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Originally Posted by SanNico View Post
Because you couldn't book it until their 12th birthday. If they turned 12 late in the year, October in this case, you were shoved to the back of the queue to give ditherers their first shots and the elderly their boosters. My 12 year old got her first in January and is booked for the 2nd in March. My 16 year old got her first in October, 2nd in January which caused another hurdle for Christmas. That's way behind Spain and Italy, not sure about other countries. My 17 year old was fully vaccinated by the end of August in Spain.
Yes, if you have a child that's just turned 12 that's a complete pain and I can see how you'd be annoyed at them not being able to travel, I'm just not understanding the parents of older teens who are blaming Spain for their entry rules. Mine didn't wait to be sent invites or to get to the front of any kind of queue, we just went to a walk in clinic as soon as they were eligible, my nephew did the same and had his done on the afternoon of his 12th birthday!
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Yes, a real pain but I just returned from Blighty so I managed to see them. We're on the countdown for Easter now. Straying a bit from the original post but I noticed something new at Valencia airport, the e-gates at passport control. They have installed about 15 of them but 90% of people couldn't pass through them so we all ended up in a long queue for some human intervention. They are like the UK version but with a card slot for the NIE card. I tried my UK passport, no luck. My NIE doesn't have a chip so I couldn't try it. The guy behind me tried his Spanish passport and NIE (with chip) with no luck. The only people who seemed to get through were young Dutch tourists.

The return flight was packed so I don't think it's having any real impact on tourism in this area.
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Originally Posted by Lefty2021 View Post
I’ve seen posts regarding brits in their thousands cancelling holidays to Spain but holiday prices do not seem to be coming down, prices seem really expensive this year.
We know a few people who have holidayed in Spain since the early 1970’s all vaccinated but last year they spent their holidays in countries never visited before they were planning on “going back” to their usual holidays in Spain but have seen the rising costs and have decided to be adventurous again and visited elsewhere this year, one friend said in some ways the restrictions etc “made” them look at other countries they might not have visited otherwise. Spain was always a British favourite maybe that will now change in these uncertain times. I’d like to add that (especially in the area I live) the roll out for COVID vaccinations has been excellent (for all ages) if people here for whatever their reasons do not want a vaccine then they don’t have to have it and are not forced to unlike a lot of other countries where they have been made the unvaccinated feel very unwelcome in their own countries, I work for the NHS and have had all my vaccines as have my family and friends no matter what I personally feel about vaccines I still think people should have a choice and then you have to live with that choice .
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