I have private medical insurance and a green residence certificate, will I be informed when I can go for my Covid injection
Denise from Seville asked us a very sensible question, 'I have private medical insurance and a green residence certificate, will I be informed when I can go for my Covid injection? It turns out that Denise has been in Spain a few years. She registered as resident a couple of years ago so received a green certificate of residency. Denise is not working in Spain so is not contributing into the Social Security system and has had private medical insurance for a number of years. The answer to her question was, ‘No, you will not automatically be informed when you are due for your Covid 19 vaccination’. It turns out that there are quite a few people with the same question.
First of all you need a form ( a Solicitud De Alta En La Base De Datos De Personas Usuarias Del Sspa Usuarios Privados (Extranjeros Y No Mutualistas), after all, we are in Spain. The form is available here
Complete the form and take it with the originals and copies of your TIE or green certificate of residence, an impadronamiento certificate dated within the last three months, your passport and your private insurance card or certificate to your local Centro de Salud.
Some of the staff at some of the Medical Centres are not aware of this form or its purpose so you may have to be patient.
When your turn arrives, you should receive a call to your mobile phone informing you of the location, date and time of your vaccination.
Spain is to set up a register of citizens who refuse to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
In an interview with La Sexta TV, Health Minister Salvador Illa said that the Coronavirus vaccine would not be mandatory. ‘What will be done is a registry, which will be shared with our European partners … of those people who have been offered it and have simply rejected it,’ he said.
‘It is not a document which will be made public, and it will be done with the utmost respect for data protection,’ he said, noting that employers or members of the general public would not have access to it.