30.8% of Canary Islands population has received at least one vaccine dose

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30.8% of the target population in the Canary Islands has already received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has administered 841,128 doses of vaccines against COVID-19, out of the 907,380 received in total, which represents 92.7% of the arrivals to the Canary Islands.

The full immunization of 276,014 people has already been achieved in the Canary Islands, which represents 14.75% of the target population (1,871,033 people).

Likewise, in the Archipelago, there are already 576,661 people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 30.8% of the target population.

The Ministry of Health also informs that it has already begun to vaccinate people with ages between 50 and 59 years old who, for now, are being summoned by their respective health centers, on islands where the vaccination schedule for the group over 60 years old has already been finished.

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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