This weekend, the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands have vaccinated against COVID-19 to all the workers of the Coordinating Center for Emergencies and Security (CECOES) 1-1-2 and from urgent and non-urgent medical transport in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, as they are considered essential services and first-line health personnel. Health transport includes professionals from land and air health services, in addition to coordination rooms.
The vaccination device was carried out in the Canalejas Health Centers, in The Gran Canarian palms, and Doctor Guigou, in Santa Cruz of Tenerife, with the support of Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC) and of Primary care.
Likewise, during the week, the Hospital Managements have coordinated the vaccination of the staff of the Urgent and non-urgent land health transport of the islands of Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma.
In total, more than 1,500 people linked to medical transport and CECOES 1-1-2 have already received the first dose of the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health The Government of the Canary Islands has started this Sunday, January 17, throughout the Archipelago the administration of the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 to the members of group 1 of vaccination, that is, users and workers of social and health centers.
This process begins today on the 21st day after the administration of the first dose. Thus, this morning the same 360 people who received the first dose on December 27 have been vaccinated.
On this journey residents and workers of the Hospital Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores, in Tenerife, have been vaccinated; from the El Pino social and health center, in Gran Canaria; from the Casillas de Ángel Residence for the Elderly, in Fuerteventura; from the Amavir Haría and Las Cabreras Dr. Domingo Guzmán Residence for the Elderly, in Lanzarote; the Nina Jaubert centers for the elderly and the disabled, on La Palma; the Immaculate Concepción Senior Center, in La Gomera, and the El Pinar Senior Center, in El Hierro.
By islands, and as happened on the first day of vaccination, in Tenerife s90 people have been vaccinated, in Gran Canaria 25, in Fuerteventura 60, in Lanzarote 65, in La Palma 60, in La Gomera 40 people and in El Hierro 20.
The administration of this second dose, as happened with the first, is carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Rights and all the Island Councils.
According to the protocol, the vaccine is administered in a regimen of 2 doses 21 days apart. In this context, the Ministry of Health recalls that immunity against COVID-19 it will take place seven days after the inoculation of the second dose.
Vaccination in groups 1 and 2
Until last saturday 42,024 vaccines of the 44,040 received had been administered in the Canary Islands, which represents 95.42 percent. These figures include those inoculated to users and workers of the social health centers and to the personnel of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS).
The vaccination with the first dose of group 1 was completed last Thursday, reaching a vaccination rate until yesterday of 99.16 percent, since 16,942 people of the 17,086 that make up the target population of this group were vaccinated.
As for the coverage in group 2, that of SCS professionals, as of Saturday, 24,868 of the 32,000 people that make up the target population had been vaccinated, that is, 77.71 percent of the total.
Only yesterday, Saturday, January 16, 2,674 vaccines against COVID-19 were administered throughout the Canary Islands among the people that make up group II.
Maintenance of preventive measures
From the Ministry of Health It is insisted that until the herd immunity is achieved, security measures must continue to be extreme, since the immunized person could transport and spread the virus.
Therefore, until a significant proportion of the population is vaccinated, it is very essential that all people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, continue to maintain preventive measures: mask, hand hygiene, interpersonal distance, limit the number of people with whom we interact, always choose open air or well-ventilated spaces, stay home if you have symptoms, are waiting for the result of a diagnostic test or have had contact with someone with COVID-19.