About 25 people a day were pricked on the islands for the first dose against covid during August

Aspect that the Infecar vaccination center presented during the month of August. / COVER

The vaccine campaign is progressing slowly but the device will be maintained in order to administer the booster dose to the vulnerable this month

Carmen Delia Aranda

In the Canary Islands, during the past month, the order of
25 people a day to receive their first dose of vaccines against covid, according to the data of the vaccination campaign offered by the Ministry of Health.

In the case of
booster vaccinationsthe average number of people who went to health centers and vaccination points in the archipelago to receive the booster dose was 183 per day.

EVOLUTION IN FIGURES

  • 902 new vaccinated
    This is the number of people who injected the first dose in August. Last year there were 238,723

  • 180 souvenir
    In August, about 180 people a day went to vaccination centers to get the third dose

  • With the full line
    As of September 14, on the islands there were 1,715,842 people with the two doses over 12 years old

  • pediatric coverage
    40% of children between 5 and 12 years old have the complete schedule of vaccines, 62,999 in total

Specifically, between July 27 and August 31, their first dose was administered to 902 people, 572 over twelve years old and another 350 minors of pediatric age, between 5 and 12 years old, according to the GIV report Covid-19 on the comprehensive management of vaccination in Spain.

As for the booster doses, a total of 6,439 people in the archipelago reinforced their protection against covid with a new dose of the vaccine between July 27 and August 31.

August ended in the Canary Islands with a total of 1,748,069 people over 12 years of age with a dose and 81,467 children between 5 and 12 years of age with at least one injection of the serum against covid.

Until last Wednesday, in the Canary Islands there were 1,769,552 people with the complete schedule of vaccines. Of these, 1,024,669 had already received the booster dose.

In the
pediatric population, vaccination coverage against covid amounts to 40.4% in the archipelago. As for the
over twelve years oldon the islands 84.4% of the population have the complete guideline, being the community with the second lowest coverage in this age range, only behind the Balearic Islands, with 82% of its target population vaccinated.

Bring vaccination closer to anyone The desire to protect against covid is the main reason why the vaccination campaign remains active, with numerous places and teams ready to attend to anyone who wants to get a shot, despite the fact that the rate of vaccination has been significantly reduced. In fact, in August 2021, the first dose of the vaccine was being administered to almost 7,000 people a day.

«We maintain the device, fundamentally, because we have some people who should have received the third dose and have not done so and because, from the public health point of view, vaccination must be brought closer to the citizen. It is about offering them facilities to access vaccination, ”explains the head of the Epidemiology and Prevention Section of the General Directorate of Public Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, Amós García Rojas.

On the other hand, this device will increase its activity shortly since it is planned that on September 26 the vaccination of the
fourth dose for those over 80 years of age and people residing in social health centers. “It is convenient to have a certain tension in the system to be able to attend to the most vulnerable people. In addition, bringing the vaccine closer to the citizen in a pandemic context is always positive, "says García.

The profile of those who are puncturedfor the first time against covid corresponds, on the one hand, to people who "fortunately have reflected and have considered getting vaccinated and, on the other, people who contracted the virus at the beginning of the year and had to wait five months to be able to get vaccinated" Another recurring profile, points out García, it is for those who want to travel to countries that require a vaccination certificate.

In any case, he considers it positive that the vaccination points continue to administer these booster doses to the most vulnerable population "in anticipation of what happens in winter," says García.

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