The truth is that since yesterday, the Island has a new point in Infecar to inoculate, in a massive way, people between 60 and 69 years old with the AstraZeneca serum. The space, which has 2,000 square meters of surface, is located in pavilion VII and on its opening day 500 people were summoned. Based on the words of the Director of Nursing of the Primary Care Management of Gran Canaria, Juan José Suárez, from today 750 users will be called for immunization. “Starting next week, we will be able to vaccinate more than 1,000 people every day,” said the official.
And it is that the area has the capacity to initially assume up to 1,300 daily inoculations, being able to cover up to 2,000 if there is an increase in the supply of the products. To do this, Health has involved a professional team made up of 15 nurses, two orderlies, a doctor and an administrator, which will be able to grow according to the needs. The capital’s enclosure has eight booths to carry out the activity and will operate from Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
“The opening has gone very well and we are vaccinating progressively and without incident. We are very happy because now we have a new point to speed up the campaign ”, Suárez celebrated.
With the launch of this space, granted by the Island Council, right now, to cover the age group between 60 and 69 years – the only one for which the product developed by the Anglo-Swedish company is indicated – there are five devices enabled on the Island. “We have the Infecar, Expomeloneras, Canalejas Hospital, the Insular Hospital and the Negrín”, explained the Director of Nursing.
Thanks to the massive points, the Ministry maintains the objective of achieving the desired group immunity before the end of the summer, despite the brake in the distribution of the Janssen vaccine, of which 6,000 doses were expected to be received yesterday in the Archipelago . “The intention is that these massive points are strong to be able to achieve the immunity of 70% of the population around the end of August. We want the power of these spaces and the network of the 40 health centers in Gran Canaria to be visible, because we are all advancing together as a whole ”, the professional highlighted.
But, has the reluctance increased among the target group of AstraZeneca, taking into account the changes that have occurred in their pattern? According to Suárez, in reality, the opposite is happening. “The volume of vaccinated people is increasing and absences are decreasing. In health centers, we also vaccinate 100% of those called, “he said.
Manuel del Río will be 60 years old in a little while and he was one of the first users who went to Infecar yesterday to receive the first puncture. “I have no discomfort and I feel very well. I feel much calmer and I think we have to get vaccinated so that we can get out of this situation ”, added the patient.
Olga Suárez, 62, was another of the calls for vaccination. “When I received the SMS, I had no doubts. As much as there has been talk about possible cases of thrombi, I think we are more likely to immunize all if we are aware, than to suffer a problematic case, “said the 60-year-old.
In another of the booths was José Andrés Afonso, who was very happy to have had the opportunity to access this important resource. “Taking into account the situation in which we find ourselves, it is best to come and get vaccinated so that the problem ends. In my opinion, everyone should go, ”said this 63-year-old user.
It should be noted that Juan José Suárez wanted to clarify this Wednesday that the adverse reactions that have been described with AstraZeneca, both in health centers and in mass vaccination points on the Island, do not differ from those that have been manifested with the rest: pain in the puncture area, mild swelling and low-grade fever.