Canary Islands exceeds 4.6 million vaccines, with 1.8 million immunized

Canary Islands exceeds 4.6 million vaccines, with 1.8 million immunized

Yesterday marks two years since the start of the vaccination campaign against Covid in the Canary Islands, and to date, the teams of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) have now administered 4,635,530 doses of vaccines to 1,853,177 people in the archipelago.

This means that 88.34% of the target population have had at least one jab, and their data shows that 85.77% of the target population have been fully vaccinated.

However, it is in the younger population where there is the biggest percentage of people that haven’t been vaccinated. Only 40.6% of 5 to 12-year-olds have had two doses (63,413 children), and 52.5% have had one dose (81,893).

Currently, the inoculation of the new vaccines adapted to the omicron variants (the second booster dose) continues, and 191,342 have been administered, which enhances and expands the immune response and, consequently, protection against all clinical manifestations that SARS- CoV-2 can cause.

These new vaccines began to be inoculated on September 26th to those over 80 years of age, residents of nursing homes, and disability care centres. Following that, people with previous pathologies and those over 60 years of age were inoculated, and currently, it is being administered to anyone between the ages of 12 and 59 years old.

To receive this second dose, people under 60 must make an appointment either through the MiCitaPrevia app or SCS website, or by calling 012. They can also go without an appointment in the south of Tenerife at the San Isidro Health Centre between 10:00am and 7:45pm.