June 20, 2021

Some 273,691 canaries, immunized against Covid-19



Until yesterday the immunization of 273,691 people who have already received the complete vaccination schedule in the Canary Islands, which represents 14.63 percent of the target population (1,871,033 people).

On the other hand, in the Archipelago there are already 561,132 people who have received, at least, a dose of the vaccine, that is, 29.99 percent of the target population.

Walk-in vaccination in Gran Canaria and Tenerife

The Ministry of Health recalls that this Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, people residing in Tenerife and Gran Canaria over 60 years old and who have not received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can go to get vaccinated without prior appointment from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the vaccination points set up at the Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Magma Fairgrounds, in Tenerife, and at Infecar and ExpoMeloneras, in Gran Canaria.

The objective of the initiative is to complete the vaccine inoculation process among the target population over 60 years of age, which is already more than 90% vaccinated in first doses, and vaccinate the most vulnerable groups as soon as possible, as stated the Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19.

This appeal, which also includes Muface, Mugeju and Isfas mutualists, is made to facilitate vaccination for those people who for work reasons or due to some type of incident with their citation have not been able to get vaccinated at the usual times. At the vaccination point, they must present their health card and DNI, and they will be administered the corresponding vaccine according to their age group, in accordance with the provisions of the Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19: Aztrazeneca to people between 60 and 69 years, and Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen to those over 70 years.

Development of the vaccination schedule

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 93.60 percent immunized with both doses. As for group 5, there are already 168,219 people who have received the two doses, that is, 59.03 percent. While 264,565 have received at least one dose, 92.84 percent.

Group 3 is already one hundred percent with one dose and 28.92 percent with two doses; and group 6, 46.26% with one dose. Of group 7, which includes the population under 60 years of age at risk of severe COVID-19, there are 10,945 people who have already been vaccinated with one dose, 61.71 percent of the target population.

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, metastatic chemotherapy 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 51 and 59 years of age (born between 1962 and 1970, both inclusive).

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