The Canary Islands begin to vaccinate against COVID-19 to people between 20 and 29 years old in the capital islands



The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has administered 1,952,828 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine of the 2,221,390 received, which represents 87.91 percent.

In the Archipelago there are already 1,196,850 people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 61.04 percent of the target population, which has been increased by including the population over 12 years of age in the National Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19. For this reason, 215,178 people included in the age group of 12 to 15 years have been added to the statistic, so that now the target population of the Canary Islands amounts to 1,960,774 people. Taking as reference the population over 16 years of age, 63.97 percent had been vaccinated.

Also, until yesterday 840,395 people had been immunized who have already received the complete vaccination schedule against the coronavirus, which represents 42.86 percent of the target population of the Canary Islands.

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 is completed, prioritizing continuing with the maximum coverage of each age group, without the vaccination process being paralyzed on any island .

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Start of group 12 vaccination in the capital islands

At this point, the Ministry informs that today, on Tuesday, people between 20 and 29 years old are being vaccinated in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, that is, those born between 1992 and 2001, both inclusive, who constitute group 12 of the Vaccination strategy.

Therefore, those residents of the Canary Islands in this age group who have not yet requested their appointment to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to do so through the miCitaPrevia app of the Canary Health Service or through the same application on the SCS website.

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 76.96 percent immunized with the two doses. Regarding group 5, made up of people over 66 years of age who do not reside in nursing homes, there are already 249,904 people who have received the two doses, that is, 86.59 percent, while it has been fully completed. percent vaccination with a dose of this group, made up of 288,604 people.

Group 3 is already one hundred percent with one dose and 80.63 percent with two doses; and group 6, made up of 66,000 people, which includes teachers, firefighters and policemen, 80.63 percent already have a dose, while 78.54 percent are already immunized.

Vaccination coverage has also been completed with a dose of group 7, which includes the population under 60 years of age at risk of severe COVID-19, since 12,330 people have been vaccinated, while 83, 66 percent of this group has already received the two doses.

For their part, 120,052 people between the ages of 60 and 65 that make up group 8 have already received a dose, which represents 78.73 percent of that group; while 47.15 percent already have immunization. Regarding group 9, made up of people between 50 and 59 years old, 86.14 percent have already received one dose, and 81.74 percent of that age group already have both doses.

The inoculation of group 10, which includes people aged between 40 and 49 years, has also progressed so that 158,913 people, 49.35 percent have received at least one dose, while the 32.20 percent are already immunized. Regarding group 11, made up of people between 30 and 39 years old, 35.91 percent already have at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 4.72 are already immunized.

For its part, group 12, made up of people aged between 20 and 29, already has coverage with a dose of 6.22 percent, which is 15,667 vaccinated people.

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 large dependents (grade III) and main caregivers.

Stage II:

-Team 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 50 and 59 years of age (born between 1962 and 1971, both inclusive).

-Group 10. People between 40 and 49 years of age (born between 1972 and 1981, inclusive).

– Group 11. People between 30 and 39 years of age (born between 1982 and 1991, both inclusive).

– Group 12. People between 20 and 29 years of age (born between 1992 and 2001, both inclusive).

– Group 13. People between 12 and 19 years of age (born between 2002 and 2009, both inclusive).

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