The former Minister of Health of the PSC Salvador Illa received the first dose of Pfizer’s vaccine against covid-19 on Wednesday at 09:30 a.m. in one of the pavilions the Montjuïc venue at Fira de Barcelona.
The socialist leader, who turned 55 on May 5, arrived at the Barcelona facilities at 09:00 am accompanied by his wife, and After half an hour in line, two nurses have attended to him, Iris – who is the one who gave him the injection – and Cristina.
During the Catalan election campaign on February 14, the PSC candidate was involved in a strong controversy after refusing to do a PCR before participating in a debate on TV3, claiming that it was not necessary because he neither had symptoms nor had there been close contact with any positive.
Some of his opponents then suggested that he did not want to take the test because he had been vaccinated fraudulently, bypassing the protocols of the Ministry of Health that he captained until the end of January.
Political leaders such as Pablo Casado (PP), Oriol Junqueras (ERC) and Carlos Carrizosa (Citizens) supported the suspicions about Illa, to the point that Health came out to certify that the former minister had not been vaccinated.
Illa, who crossed out these accusations as “slander”, maintained at all times that she would be vaccinated when it came to age group, something he has finally done today.