The Canary Islands administered 367,425 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Published on April 09, 2021
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Until yesterday, the immunization of 116,025 people who have already received both doses of the vaccine had been achieved, which represents 6.2% of the target population in the Canary Islands.

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has already administered 367,425 doses of vaccines against COVID-19, of which 12,618 were inoculated yesterday, despite the change in the AstraZeneca vaccine schedule and the immediate reorganization of the appointments. Of the total doses used from the three laboratories approved by the European Medicines Agency, 258,677 were from Pfizer, 21,953 from Moderna and 86,795 from AstraZeneca.

In addition, until yesterday, the immunization of 116,025 people had already been achieved in the Canary Islands, who have already received the two doses of the vaccine, which represents 6.2% of the target population (1,871,033 people).

The vaccination teams of the Canary Islands Health Service yesterday reorganized the agendas, adapting them to the change in the administration schedule of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is now indicated only for the population over 60 years of age. The AstraZeneca vaccine was already being administered to the population between 60 and 65 years old and now it is being extended for people up to 69 years, as agreed yesterday by the experts of the Vaccine Commission.

Group coverage

After immunization with two doses of groups 1 and 2 (see info below), the 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 84.57% immunized with both doses.

As for group 5, there are already 24,475 people over 80 years of age who have received both doses, that is, 8.6%, while 99,275 have received at least one dose, representing 34.8% of the group.

Group 3 is already one hundred percent with one dose and 24.8% with two doses; and group 6, at 28.22% with one dose.

Torres guarantees the vaccination of 70% of the population this summer despite the limitation for the AstraZeneca  vaccine

The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, guaranteed on Thursday, April 8, that the changes in the planning of vaccination against COVID-19 due to the decision of the Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities to limit the administration of doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to the 60-65 age group will not alter the goal of 70% of the Canarian population being immunized this summer.


  • 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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