The Canary Islands have now administered over 106,000 doses of Covid vaccines
The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands is continuing to move forward with its vaccination plan and as of yesterday (Monday), had already administered 106,596 doses of the three vaccines available in the European Union at this time.
In addition, 45,357 people in the Canary Islands have already received two doses of the vaccine, which represents 3.36 percent of the target population. The Spanish average for the complete vaccination schedule is 2.26 percent.
They also announced that they have now completed one hundred percent of Group 1 (residents and workers of centres for the elderly) with two doses, and Group 2 (SCS professionals) is at 98.46% with 37,659 vaccinated professionals.
On Monday, the Canary Islands Health Service received 14,550 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. With these doses, they have now received a total of 114,240 doses of this vaccine and have already administered 104,630. With the remaining 9,610 the administration of the second doses will continue to SCS staff and the first to large dependents and day centre users.
With regard to the Moderna vaccine, the Canary Islands have received a total of 7,000 doses and have administered 1,966, with the remaining 5,034 being used to vaccinate first and second line health personnel from private health centres. This group includes personnel from the Institute of Legal Medicine, Foreign Health and health personnel from prison institutions.
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Also, the Islands received 19,200 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine last week, which is not recommended for people over 55 years of age. It is being administered from this week to workers in home help services, staff in centres for minors and second-line health workers such as physiotherapists, pharmacists, pharmacy office personnel, dentists and teachers.
The Minister of Education forthe Canary Islands, Manuela Armas, promised unions yesterday that the vaccination campaign for teachers will begin at the end of March and will start with those of Infant and special education centres, because they are the groups that are in closer contact with the students and without protective measures.
Armas also admitted that the AstraZeneca vaccine cannot be administered to all teachers because of the recommendation not to use it to inoculate people over 55 years of age, an age group in which, according to the administration's calculations, there are around 7,000 workers at the moment.