Canary Islands resume AstraZeneca vaccinations

Published on March 24, 2021
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The vaccination continues in the Canary Islands, prioritizing vulnerable people and people over 80 years of age, along with the group between 60 and 65 years of age and that of the essential workers, while also guaranteeing the administration of second doses. The group of large household dependents is already vaccinated at 87.9% with one dose and 52% with two doses.

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has readjusted the vaccination strategy once the administration of the Astrazéneca vaccine was resumed, including in the scheme also the population under 65 years of age.

In addition to continuing to vaccinate large household dependents and those over 80 years of age with a second dose, vaccination was resumed today with Astrazéneca, for the 144,000 people who are between 60 and 65 years old in the Canary Islands. In addition, groups 3 and 6 continue to receive vaccinations. These groups are made up of previously unvaccinated health and social care workers, workers of penitentiary institutions or others essential for society such as teachers and personnel in education or who belong to the Security Forces and Bodies, Emergencies and Armed Forces.

In order to increase the vaccination spaces in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, in addition to the health centers of the islands, the four university hospitals in Gran Canaria and Tenerife also opened up vaccination centers. In addition, in Gran Canaria, the Expomeloneras vaccination site is available from today and in Tenerife the Las Madres citizen center, in La Laguna.

244,932 doses administered in the Canary Islands

Until yesterday, a total of 244,932 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 had been administered in the Canary Islands, achieving the immunization of 87,467 people who have already received the two doses of the vaccine in the Canary Islands, which represents the 6,5% of the target population.

By groups, the complete vaccination coverage with two doses corresponds to groups 1 and 2; while group 3 is 99.3% with one dose and 19.2% with two doses; group 4, 87.9% with one dose and 52% with two; group 5, 36.3 percent with one dose and 11.5 with two doses and group 6, 26.3 percent with one dose.

See more info here about the vaccination groups in the Canary Islands.

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