37% of the Canarian population is already immunized against COVID-19



In addition, until yesterday the immunization of 705,843 people who have already received the complete vaccination schedule against the coronavirus had been achieved, which represents 37.72 percent of the target population of the Canary Islands.

Likewise, in the Archipelago there are already 1,072,545 people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 57.32 percent of the target population.

The vaccination schedule is being developed by the target population groups to which it is directed and by available vaccine destined for each age group according to the National Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19. In this sense, the vaccination teams in each basic health zone are advancing with each population group as the previous one ends, prioritizing continuing with the maximum coverage of each age group, without the vaccination process being paralyzed on any island .

Group coverage

After immunization with two doses of groups 1 and 2 (those corresponding to residents and workers of social health centers and first-line health professionals), vaccination continues with the rest of the groups established following the criteria of vulnerability and exposure.

It should be noted that group 4, that of large household dependents, is 76.14 percent immunized with the two doses. Regarding group 5, made up of people over 66 years of age who do not reside in nursing homes, there are already 226,560 people who have received the two doses, that is, 78.50 percent, while it has been fully completed percent vaccination with a dose of this group, made up of 287,448 people.

Group 3 is already one hundred percent with one dose and 76.21 percent with two doses; and group 6, made up of 66,000 people, which includes teachers, firefighters and policemen, 79.35 percent already have a dose, while 72.94 percent are already immunized.

Of group 7, which includes the population under 60 years of age at risk of severe COVID-19, there are 12,297 people since they have been vaccinated with one dose, 99.98 percent and with two doses, 79.97 percent of that group.

For their part, 118,234 people between the ages of 60 and 65 who make up group 8 have already received a dose, which represents 77.54 percent of that group; while 36.83 percent already have immunization. Regarding group 9, made up of people between 50 and 59 years old, 82.27 percent have already received one dose, and 69.89 percent of that age group already have both doses.

The inoculation of group 10, which includes people between the ages of 40 and 49, has also progressed so that 131,995 people, 40.99 percent have received at least one dose, while the 17.49 percent are already immunized. As for group 11, made up of people between 30 and 39 years old, 14.95 percent already have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Population groups to be vaccinated

In the latest revision of the National Vaccination Strategy, the following vaccination and prioritization groups are established:

Stage I:

-Group 1. Residents and health and social health personnel who work in homes for the elderly and care for large dependents.

-Group 2. Front-line personnel in the health and social-health field (different from group 1).

-Group 3. Other health and socio-health personnel (not included in group 2).

-Group 4. People considered highly dependent (grade III) and main caregivers.

Stage II:

-Group 5. Vulnerable people due to their age, non-residents of senior centers

-Group 6. Active groups with an essential function for society.

-Group 7. People with very high risk conditions. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, solid organ transplantation and waiting list for it, people on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, oncohematological diseases, solid organ cancer being treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy, metastatic or with radiotherapy for tumors of thoracic location with risk of pneumonitis, Primary immunodeficiencies, HIV infection with less than 200 cells / ml despite effective ART and undetectable viral load, and Down syndrome aged 40 and over.

-Group 8. People between 60 and 65 years of age (born between 1956 and 1961, both inclusive).

-Group 9. People between 50 and 59 years of age (born between 1962 and 1971, both inclusive).

-Group 10. People between 40 and 49 years of age (born between 1972 and 1981, both inclusive).

– Group 11. People between 30 and 39 years of age (born between 1982 and 1991, both inclusive).

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