New daily vaccination record as SCS administers 14,407 doses yesterday
The Canary Islands vaccination teams yesterday administered 14,407 doses of vaccines setting a new record in a single day, driven by the restart of the inoculation to teachers. The previous record was 12,760 vaccinations last Wednesday, just a week ago.
The Ministry of Education of the Canary Islands resumed the vaccination of the personnel of the educational centres yesterday, after having to stop as a precautionary measure awaiting the EMA’s verdict of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The administration of vaccines to groups 6b and 6c, corresponding to teaching and non-teaching staff, began in the Canary Islands on March 4th and since then 10,636 professionals have been vaccinated on the islands, of which 5,983 correspond to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and 4,653 to that of Las Palmas.
In this regard, they point out that group 6b includes teaching and non-teaching staff in Special and Infant Education, while 6c includes Primary and Secondary education. The Government of Spain has prioritized immunization against Covid-19 of these groups to guarantee their safety in the classrooms and contribute to maintaining the presence of teaching in educational centres.
6.4 MILLION NOW VACCINATED IN SPAIN:
On Tuesday the Ministry of Health set a new record with vaccination nationally with the inoculation of 336,846 people, the highest figure of the campaign so far. This is the start of the necessary push to advance to the goal of having 70% of the population immunized at the end of August, and the number of people who have received some dose of the vaccine has now risen to 6.4 million, which is 13.5% of the population.
This data surpasses the previous record by 30,000 on the Wednesday before Easter (slightly more than 306,000 doses) and occurs in the period in which Spain is receiving more antidotes from the three authorized pharmaceutical companies.
However, the rate of people who have received the second dose to complete the regimen runs at a low rate, with 39,540 in the last 24 hours, far from the more than 100,000 registered during some days. More than 2.9 million people have had both now with Pfizer and Moderna, as the second AstraZeneca serums will begin to be administered within 15 days.