13.78% of the population in the Canary Islands is fully vaccinated

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In the Canary Islands, the immunization of 257,792 people has been achieved, who have already received the complete vaccination scheme, representing 13.78% of the target population.

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has administered 781,884 doses of vaccines against COVID-19, of the 887,010 received, which represents 88.15% of the total doses received in the Canary Islands.

With respect to group 6, which includes teachers, firefighters and police, among other groups, 4 out of every 10 people have already received at least the first dose. In this group, from 20,255 people, that is, 30.60%, who had been vaccinated until last Friday, the numbers have gone up to 27,037 until two days ago, that is, 40.97% of this group. 

Until yesterday, the immunization of 257,792 people had been achieved, who have already received the complete vaccination scheme, which represents 13.78% of the target population (1,871,033 people).

On the other hand, in the Archipelago, there are already 521,707 people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 27.88% of the target population.

The Ministry of Health also informs that it has already begun to vaccinate the group formed by those under 60 years of age who, for the moment, are being summoned by their respective health centers, in places where the vaccination schedule for the group over 60 years old has already been covered.

101,590 doses arrived this week

With the doses that arrived last Monday and yesterday, the Canary Islands received a total of 101,590 doses of the four vaccines this week. On Monday 66,690 doses arrived from Pfizer and yesterday 14,500 arrived from AstraZeneca, 14,100 from Moderna and 6,300 from Janssen.

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 93.30% immunized with the two doses. Regarding group 5, there are already 153,998 people who have received the two doses, that is, 54.04%, while 257,840 have received at least one dose, 90.48%.

Group 3 is already 100% with one dose and 30.23 percent with two doses; and group 6, 40.97% with one dose. Of group 7, which includes the population under 60 years of age at risk of severe COVID-19, there are 10,804 people who have been vaccinated with one dose, representing 60.92% of the target population.

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 highly dependent (grade III) and main caregivers.

Stage II:

  • Group 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 the 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 a 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 51 and 59 years of age (born between 1962 and 1970, both inclusive).

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