Some islands have already started vaccinating people in their 30’s
Some of the smaller Canary Islands have already begun to vaccinate people between 30 and 39 years old against Covid-19, according to the Canarian Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, in the Plenary of the regional Parliament earlier today.
"There are some areas where we are already vaccinating under the age of 40," Trujillo explained in an answer to the question on this matter posed by the deputy of the Canary Socialist Group, Nayra Alemán.
The head of the Ministry of Health clarified that this step has been taken without contravening the vaccination strategy, which gives priority to the most vulnerable groups, and only in non-capital islands (i.e. not Tenerife or Gran Canaria) where immunization is more advanced. In addition, he added that this measure has had the prior authorization of the central Ministry of Health.
According to the data provided by Trujillo, 12% of the target Canarian population aged between 30 and 39 years old has already received their first dose of vaccine against Covid-19, as the vaccination plan keeps progressing on target for 70% of the target population to be fully immunised by July 31st.