Government requests full collaboration with vaccination appointments
As the vaccination plan starts to move on to age groups, the Canary Islands Government has requested that people be "active and disciplined" in accepting the appointments that are being issued by the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) so that all citizens of the archipelago can be vaccinated against Covid-19 as quickly and smoothly as possible.
After the Governing Council meeting yesterday, the Government spokesman, Julio Pérez, said that in some cases these appointments are only 24 or 48 hours in advance, which can disrupt people’s routines or plans, but he reiterated that "we need full collaboration and people to make the effort to go to their appointments.”
"It is very important that everyone is aware that when they are requested to go and get vaccinated, they actually do go to get vaccinated not only because it suits them, but because it is part of a chain that has a knock on effect that affects thousands of Canarian residents," he said.
Although the vaccine is optional whether you want it or not, you must tell the health service when they contact you and not just ignore the appointment as that affects others. Currently only 0.6% of people eligible have refused to have one.
Pérez added that the vaccination plan is progressing “in an acceptable way” in the Canary Islands, except for the uncertainty over supply of the vaccines. However, he pointed out that, according to the information coming from the central Government and the European Union, this situation will be resolved very soon and there will be a significant increase in supply and, immediately after, an increase in implementation of the vaccinations.
He stressed that the capacity and organization of vaccinations in the Canary Islands are "satisfactory", and that only yesterday the figure of over 8,000 vaccinated people in one day was reached, although the Government’s goal is 30,000 day. In this sense, he added that the vaccination schedule remains on target to achieve these expected rates, now that the inoculation of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been resumed.
Likewise, he stressed that the vaccination objectives of the so-called 'target population' are also being met. In fact, groups 1 and 2 are 100% vaccinated and have received both doses, and high levels of vaccination of group 3 have also been achieved, and they are starting now with groups 4 and 5.