The Canary Islands have administered 274,777 doses of vaccines against COVID-19

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has already administered 274,777 doses of vaccines against Covid-19, of which 11,516 were inoculated yesterday, the highest number recorded in a single day. Of the doses used yesterday, 4,548 were from Pfizer, 2,340 from Moderna and 4,628 from Astrazéneca; the three laboratories approved by the European Medicines Agency to vaccinate in Europe.

Until yesterday, the immunization of 98,718 people had already received in the Canary Islands the two doses of the vaccine, which represents 7.32 percent of the target population.

The vaccination calendar will continue to advance every day of the week including weekends and Easter holidays with the aim of vaccinating as many people as possible. In this sense, it will continue to inoculate large household dependents who are already being applied a second dose, those over 80 years of age, and the group between 60 and 65 years old. In addition, groups 3 and 6 are continued, which are made up of health and social health workers not previously vaccinated, workers of penitentiary institutions or others essential for society such as teachers and personnel of special, infant, primary and secondary education or who belong to the Security Forces and Bodies, Emergencies and Armed Forces.

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.

By groups, once the immunization of 1 and 2 with the two doses is completed, the vaccination continues with the rest, among which group 4 stands out, that of large household dependents, of which 69.8 percent are already immunized with the two doses; an advance that is also notable in group 5, those over 80 years of age who are vaccinated at 60.5 percent with one dose and 18.73 percent with two.

Group 3 is already 100 percent complete with one dose and at 22.33 percent with two doses; and group 6, 26.3% with one dose.

Vaccination points

With the aim of increasing the vaccination spaces and capacities in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, in addition to the health centers of the islands, the devices enabled in the four university hospitals of Gran Canaria and Tenerife: the Insular de Gran Canaria, Dr. Negrín, La Candelaria and the HUC; in addition to the Hospital del Sur de Tenerife and in the Primary Care managements of both islands. Likewise, in Gran Canaria the Expomeloneras site will be available since this week and in Tenerife the Las Madres citizen center, in La Laguna and as of Monday, with the Casa del Emperador Fairground, in Los Realejos.

These last two points will serve the residents of the basic health areas of La Laguna, Finca España, La Cuesta and Taco and those of Los Silos, La Guancha, Icod, Los Realejos, in the second.


Group 1. Residents and health and social health personnel who work in residences for the elderly and care for large dependents.

Group 2. Front-line personnel in the health and social health field.

Group number 3. Other health and social health personnel:

Group 3A. Hospital and PC personnel not considered in group 2. Dental, dental hygiene and other personnel.

Group 3B. Public Health services personnel-management and response to the pandemic. Health and social health personnel not previously vaccinated. Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacy offices, dental technicians …

Group 3C. Rest of health and social health personnel not previously vaccinated.

Group 4. Large non-institutionalized dependents.

Team 5. Senior groups:

Group 5A. People aged 80 and over.

Group 5B. People from 70 to 79 years old.

Group 5C. People from 60 to 69 years old.

Group 6. Groups with an essential function for society:

Group 6A. Security Forces and Bodies, Emergencies and Armed Forces.

Group 6B. Teachers and staff of early childhood education and special education.

Group 6C. Teachers and staff of primary and secondary education.

Group 7. People under 60 years of age with severe COVID.19 risk conditions.

Group 8. People aged 56-59 years.

Group 9. People aged 45-55 years.


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