The Canary Islands have almost 20% of its population vaccinated with at least one dose against Covid

The Ministry of Health of Canary Islands Government reports that 19.39 percent of the target population has received at least one dose of one of the three vaccines against COVID-19 authorized by the European Medicines Agency. In addition, in the Archipelago until yesterday Sunday the immunization of 124,687 people who have already received the two doses of the vaccine, which represents 6.66 percent of the target population (1,871,033 people).

In this sense, the Ministry recalls that scientific evidence has shown that the inoculation of the first dose, although it does not completely immunize against the disease, does protect against developing COVID-19 with serious symptoms.

Likewise, in the Canary Islands, 487,177 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered, of the 512,410 received, which represents 95.08 percent. Of the total doses administered so far in the Archipelago, 328,360 were from Pfizer, 26,520 from Moderna and 132,297 from AstraZeneca.

Development of the vaccination schedule

The vaccination schedule continues to be 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 .

In this way, the Ministry of Health reports that it has already begun to vaccinate people between 70 and 79 years old, who make up Group 5B, in the health centers of the Canary Islands. This group is being inoculated, indistinctly, with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.

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 90.20% immunized with the two doses.

As for group 5, there are already 30,645 people who have received the two doses, that is, 10.75 percent. While 168,282 have received at least one dose, 59.05 percent.

Group 3 is already one hundred percent with one dose and 26.04 percent with two doses; and group 6, at 28.52 percent with one dose.

Of group 7, there are 4,780 people since they have been vaccinated with one dose, 26.95 percent of the target population.

More than 38,000 calls to 012

Between last Friday and Sunday, the service for requesting an appointment for the vaccination of COVID-19 activated by 012 for those people born between 1952 and 1955 who had not received the SMS with the appointment received a total of 38,669 calls.


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.

Group 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.

Group 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 high risk conditions for severe COVID-19.

Group 8. People aged 56-59 years.

Group 9. People aged 45-55 years.


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