July 27, 2021

Vaccination teams have already administered the COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 75,000 young people between the ages of 20 and 29.



In the Archipelago there are already 1,356,354 people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 69.17 percent of the target population, which has been increased by including in the National Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19 to the population over 12 years of age. 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, 72.49 percent had been vaccinated.

The vaccination schedule is 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. 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 78.22 percent immunized with the two doses. As for group 5, made up of people over 66 years of age who are not residents of nursing homes, there are already 277,749 people who have received both doses, that is, 95.68 percent.

Group 3 is already one hundred percent with one dose and 91.31 percent with two doses; and group 6, made up of 55,000 people, which includes teachers, firefighters and police, 95.12 percent have at least one dose and 91.27 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 12,403 people have been vaccinated, while 84, 68 percent of this group has already received the two doses.

For their part, 121,625 people between the ages of 60 and 65 who make up group 8 have already received a dose, which represents 79.76 percent of that group; while 51.83 percent already have immunization. Regarding group 9, made up of people between 50 and 59 years old, 90.09 percent have already received a dose and 89.35 percent are already immunized.

The immunization of group 10, which includes people between the ages of 40 and 49, has also progressed so that 184,153 people, 57.18 percent, have already received both doses. Regarding group 11, made up of people between 30 and 39 years old, 134,737 people, 48.47 percent already have at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 17.44 are already immunized.

For its part, group 12, made up of people aged between 20 and 29, already has coverage with a dose of 29.68 percent, which represents 74,717 vaccinated people.

Regarding group 13, made up of adolescents between 12 and 19 years old, there are already 9,759 people who have received a dose of the vaccines, 5.43 percent of the target population of this age group.

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 chemotherapy, metastatic 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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