Appointments are now being issued for 3rd vaccine for the most vulnerable
The Ministry of Health will begin to issue appointments today to people in a "situation of serious immunosuppression" to administer an additional dose of a Covid vaccine, a measure approved yesterday by the Inter-territorial Health Commission.
The Ministry of Health has given the green light to inoculate the booster dose to people with solid organ transplants, hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, and people undergoing treatment with anti-Covid drugs, from today.
This decision coincides with the announcement that 80% of the target population over 12 years old residing in the Canary Islands have now been fully vaccinated, but also that 80% and two jabs are not enough for everyone or herd immunity, because of the infectiousness and transmissibility of the Delta variant that now accounts for 90% of the cases in the islands and is the one that has increased hospital admissions and deaths.
In addition, 83.61% of the target population has already had at least their first jab. Meaning that 1,639,234 people on the islands have decided to protect themselves against Covid with a vaccine. Maybe in actual fact, the most vulnerable people are those who haven’t, by their own decision or for medical reasons, had any vaccine at all.