Front-line health personnel will get vaccinated from Monday
The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands has announced that from Monday, January 11th, the vaccination of health personnel in charge of caring for Covid-19 patients will begin, which make up ‘Group II’ of the National Vaccination Strategy in Spain, which establishes the chronological order of priority of the population groups to be vaccinated.
This means that the first stage, the vaccination of residents and staff working in social health centres is already being finalized, and it will continue now with health professionals, both from Primary Care and Hospitals who work on the first line of care for Covid-19.
The Canary Health Service says they will finish stage one on Thursday, as 60% of the target population in this group have already received their first jab and the vaccination program in the Canary Islands runs 7 days a week. In Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma, the vaccination of health professionals has already begun.
To give continuity to the Vaccination Plan, the Canary Islands Health Service has been training nursing staff since December on how to administer the new vaccines. To date, 655 nurses from the Canary Islands Health Service who usually work in the vaccination services of Primary and Specialized Care have been trained. Of these, 545 are responsible for vaccination of Primary Care, who in turn will train their respective teams at the health centres, and the rest are Specialized Care nurses.
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In addition, the School of Health and Social Services of the Canary Islands is starting a course on the 14th, open to doctors and nurses, on the administration of the vaccine from both Pfizer and Moderna, since the latter has now been approved by the European Medicines Agency.
The health authorities remind that immunity against Covid will be achieved seven days after people receive their second dose, which will be 21 days after receiving the first. In addition, it must be remembered that until herd immunity is achieved, security measures must be continued to be adhered to as the immunized person could still transport and spread the virus.