Over 100,000 people are now fully vaccinated in the Canary Islands

Published on March 31, 2021
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The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that 290,165 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the archipelago up to now. 

In addition, until yesterday, the full immunization of 101,580 people had already been achieved in the Canary Islands, who have already received both doses of the vaccine, which represents 7.53% of the target population.

Of the total doses used from the three laboratories approved by the European Medicines Agency to vaccinate in Europe, 208,963 were from Pfizer, 21,411 from Moderna and 59,791 from Astrazéneca.

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.

Group vaccination

Once the immunization of groups 1 and 2 with both doses is finished, the vaccination schedule continues with the rest of the target population. In this sense, it should be noted that among group 4, that of large household dependents, 72.2% of people are vaccinated with the two doses; an advance that is also noteworthy in group 5, those over 80 years of age who are already vaccinated at 77.1% with one dose and at 21.72 percent with two. Group 3 is already at 99.8% with one dose and 22.15 percent with two doses; and group 6, 26.3% with one dose.

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 soon as possible.


  • 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 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. The Rest of the 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 severe COVID-19 high-risk conditions.
    Group 8. People aged 56-59 years.
    Group 9. People aged 45-55 years.


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