Foreign residents of the Canary Islands without a health card can be vaccinated
The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands has sent a reminder today (Friday), that foreigners legally residing in the archipelago who do not have a registered blue health card can get an appointment to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The reminder comes as many non-Spanish residents of all nationalities are using this as an excuse to not get vaccinated, when in reality it is a really simple process.
All they have to do is go in person to the nearest health centre to their home to update their contact information, with their residency card or certificate to prove they live on the island, and their passport to prove who they are.
Once their data is registered in the system of the Canary Health Service (SCS), they will receive an appointment and can get vaccinated at one of the established vaccination points, with the relevant vaccine for the group they fit into according to their age.
At the start of the campaign, there were many people who complained about the vaccination system because they weren’t able to be vaccinated as they had private health insurance and weren’t registered with the SCS, so they have been able to register and get inoculated. But this latest reminder is also for those young people who work in nightlife venues and claim they can’t be vaccinated. Well, as long as you are a legal resident… yes you can!