“One of the most important criteria of our Vaccination Strategy is to protect the most vulnerable. We know that among those over 80 years of age we are already exceeding 90% coverage with the first dose and that the second must be given a boost. I am convinced that this week it will be achieved ”, said the minister. Following this line, the head of the Canary Islands health said that "about 30,000 doses" will be for the aforementioned age group.
It should be noted that the new roads were distributed equally among the islands during the day. Today 6,240 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive in the autonomous community and tomorrow, first thing in the morning, the rwill receive the first 6,000 units of the Janssen product, the only one that so far allows to confer immunity with the administration of an injection, and whose target group will be the one made up of people from 60 years of age. However, Darias pointed out that those aged between 70 and 79 will be the first to receive it. In addition, on Friday a party of 12,000 doses of Moderna's preparation will land in the Archipelago.
As the minister indicated, the Pfizer laboratory will be one of the laboratories that will contribute the largest volume of serum to the national territory. In fact, the Canary Islands have already almost doubled the number of doses received weekly this month, compared to March. “We have received more than 1,200,000 doses throughout the country, 43,000 in the Canary Islands. We are following the roadmap that we had foreseen and we had said that there was going to be an increase in the second quarter of the year ”, noted Darias. "During the first we received around 10 million," he continued, "and now the forecast is to reach around 38 million." Thus, 4.8 million units will have arrived in Spain by the end of April.
Darias points out that the group between 70 and 79 years old will be the first to access the single-dose serum
The person in charge of the area also wanted to value "the increase in the rate of the vaccination campaign", taking into account that the number of Spanish citizens who have already been inoculated with at least one dose of the different compounds "already exceeds seven million "And those who have completed the guideline" exceed three million. "
But how can people who have already received a dose of AstraZeneca and who are now not within the age range for which this vaccine is indicated, develop immunity? Based on the words of Carolina Darias, "different scenarios are being analyzed", which will be revealed when they go hand in hand with scientific evidence. "There is time and we will announce the best of the decisions for those second dose cases," added the minister.
For his part, Blas Trujillo stressed that the Canary Islands will be able to administer 300,000 vaccines during the month of April, if the campaign continues at the same speed. "If we continue with this rate, this would be the average," said the counselor.