The vaccination teams of the Canary Islands Health Service have administered 61,059 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 to people between 12 and 19 years old, which means that 33.96 percent of the target population of this age group in the Islands have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The director of the Canary Islands Health Service, Conrado Domínguez, visited this Sunday the vaccination point set up in the Pedro Hidalgo fighting ground, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where he highlighted the good response to the calls for vaccination against the covid-19 that young people are having in the Canary Islands, which, in their opinion, are “being an example and are part of the solution” in the fight against the virus.
In this regard, it has indicated that in the first 10 days since the vaccination was opened for the age group 12 to 19 years, more than 61,000 young people have received the first dose of the vaccine.
“It is important that our young people become aware and get vaccinated”, has remarked Conrado Domínguez, who has insisted on the objective set of reaching 70 percent of the target population in the Canary Islands as soon as possible.
The director of the SCS has announced that during this month of August, the Canary Islands are expected to receive more doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines than in July, so he has predicted that this month there will be a “significant push” to vaccination.
Until this Saturday, the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands had administered 2,542,741 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 of the 2,750,280 received, which represents 92.45 percent.
In addition, the immunization of 1,202,318 people who had already received the complete vaccination schedule against the coronavirus had been achieved, which represents 61.3 percent of the target population over 12 years of age in the Canary Islands.
In the Archipelago there are already 1,499,281 people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 76.46 percent of the target population, which has been increased by including it in the National Vaccination Strategy against Covid-19 to the population over 12 years of age, highlights the Ministry in a statement.
From this Sunday, people over 12 years old (already completed) can go to get vaccinated for the weekend without an appointment in Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
In Gran Canaria they can go until 1:00 p.m. to the Pedro Hidalgo wrestling field, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Doctor Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria or from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to Infecar or to the Expomeloneras enclosure in the south of the island.
In Tenerife, they can go to the Santiago Martín pavilion until 6:00 p.m., until 5:00 p.m. at the Hospital Universitario de Canarias (HUC) or from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Magma, Candelaria Technological Center, Guajara Classroom , Tenerife Fairgrounds and Los Realejos Entrepreneur’s House.