The first Covid vaccination in the Canary Islands will be in Tenerife on Sunday
The meeting of the Governing Council this afternoon will have as its star topic the long-awaited start of vaccination program against Covid-19 in the Islands. After the meeting all the details will known but we already know that the campaign will start in Tenerife on Sunday.
The dispensing of the vaccine will be carried out by population groups, not geographically, and will start in Tenerife because the incidence rate is higher than in Gran Canaria.
As reported by the regional government spokesman, Julio Pérez, the first doses from the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech, will begin to arrive on the Islands between December 24th and 25th and three shipments will be made. In the first one, 34,125 doses will arrive and there will be another three, of 6,825 doses each. "It is the most important news that allows us to increase the hope that we will begin to see light at the end of the tunnel.”
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The vaccination will start with the population groups at "higher risk", that is, residents in social health and disability centres, as well as health workers, who number about 15,000 people, followed by community health personnel, who account for approximately 30,000 workers.
The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines will be dispensed in two doses (the second must be given within 21 days of the first). The objective of the Regional Executive is to be able to carry out some 6,000 weekly vaccinations and "will last several months."