More than 56,000 canaries are already immunized against covid-19

The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands Government continues to advance in its vaccination plan and until yesterday, Sunday, it had already administered 175,259 doses of the three vaccines available in the European Union at this time, which represents 79.78 percent of the total of 219,680 doses received to date.

In addition, the immunization of 56,190 people in the Canary Islands has already been achieved by having received two doses of the vaccine, which represents the 4.17 percent of the target population.

Until this Sunday, 147,961 doses of the 151,680 received from Pfizer have already been placed, 20,136 of the 53,700 arrivals have been received from AstraZeneca and 7,162 of the 14,300 received doses have been administered from Moderna.

Yesterday Sunday 18,720 doses of the pfizer vaccine and 8,600 doses of Modern and throughout the week the achipelago will receive another 23,300 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, making a total of 50,620 doses to continue with the established schedule.

Vaccination schedule

Vaccination teams on all islands continue to advance the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. In the non-capital islands, due to their population characteristics, progress is made faster with the established calendar. Thus, groups 1 and 2 are already complete with the two doses and currently groups 3 and 4 are still being vaccinated and, in parallel, group 5 and group 6. In addition, last week the vaccine began to be administered to the group teaching in La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Lanzarote.

In the capital islands, on the other hand, group 1 has already been completed and in group 2 the second doses are being finished. In addition, the vaccination of the first dose of almost all the groups included in group 3 has begun, and those that remain pending will begin in the coming days.

On these islands, Official Colleges of Nursing from both provinces are being vaccination points for health professionals such as speech therapists, podiatrists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, occupational therapists and dental technicians.

In addition, it is estimated that throughout this week the vaccination of group 4 can be completed, while, in parallel, last week the vaccination of groups 5A and 6A also began.

By groups, the vaccination coverage achieved with the first dose: in group 1, 97.77 percent; group 2 96.55 percent; group 3 97.40 percent; group 4 67.06 percent; group 5 17.93 percent, and group 6 6.73 percent.

The Ministry highlights that the rejection of vaccination is practically non-existent in the Canary Islands and in a preliminary way we estimate between 0.5 and 1 percent in the current vaccination groups.

Teacher vaccination

The Ministry of Health will continue to advance in the vaccination calendar against covid-19 among the teaching community of the Canary Islands. After last week began to vaccinate these professionals in La Gomera and La Palma (both on March 4) and El Hierro and Lanzarote (both on the 5th), this Thursday the vaccination will start in Fuerteventura and on Friday it will in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, estimating that it will be concluded on Saturday, the 20th, although it may be extended until Saturday the 27th if adjustments had to be made in the planning.

This vaccination plan includes teachers and staff of the Infant, Primary and Secondary Education of public, concerted and private education, which means that the target population of this group is between 37,000 and 40,000 people.

To carry out this plan, seven vaccination points have been established: four in Tenerife and three in Gran Canaria. Thus, in Tenerife people will be vaccinated at the Canarian University Hospital Complex, where the capacity will be 6,800 people in the total period; at the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital Complex, with capacity for 14,000 users; the South Hospital with capacity for 8,000 people, and the Tenerife Primary Care Management, which will vaccinate in the Management building itself and in the Las Madres de Padre Anchieta Citizen Center in La Laguna, with capacity in both areas for 7,400 users .

For its part, in Gran Canaria, vaccination will be carried out in the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín, where an estimated 12,000 people will be vaccinated, in the Insular-Maternal-Infant University Hospital Complex, with capacity for 10,000 people, and the Primary Care Management, which will administer the vaccine to around 1,450 people at the vaccination point of the Canalejas health center (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) from Monday, the 15th.

The Ministry of Education and Universities will be in charge of drawing up and sending the lists of personnel to the Ministry of Health and it will be this one who is in charge of the group summons.


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