Covid-19 vaccination update: 422,218 doses administered in the Canary Islands

Published on April 15, 2021
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The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that the immunization of 118,683 people who have already received the two doses of the vaccine had been achieved, which represents 6.34% of the target population.

In total in the Canary Islands, 422,218 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered, of which a total of 17,609 were inoculated on Tuesday: 12,393 were from Pfizer, 692 from Moderna and 4,524 from AstraZeneca.

These 422,218 doses already administered represent 82.40%t of the total of 512,410 doses received to date in the Archipelago.

Until Tuesday, the immunization of 118,683 people had already been achieved in the Canary Islands, which represents 6.34% of the target population (1,871,033 people).

The Ministry of Health reports that it has already begun to vaccinate people between 70 and 79 years old, who make up Group 5B, in the health centers of the Canary Islands. This group is being inoculated, indistinctly, with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.

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 87.71% immunized with the two doses.

Regarding group 5, there are already 25,904 people who have received the two doses, that is, 9.09%, while 130,216 people have received at least one dose, 45.69%.

Group 3 is already 100% with one dose and 25.19% with two doses; and group 6, at 28.46% with one dose.

Of group 7, there are 1,969 people that have been vaccinated with one dose, 11.10% of the target population.


  • 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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