Vaccination teams administer more than 7,000 doses for the first time in one day
The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands has said they are pleased with progress of the vaccination plan in the archipelago, as supply has increased of the three available vaccines to the islands, as has the rate of inoculation, and in fact, yesterday they administered more than 7,000 for the first time in one day.
So far, up until the close of yesterday, the vaccination teams have administered 192,191 doses of the three vaccines available which represents 73.16% of the total 262,700 doses received to date. Yesterday 7,038 doses were administered throughout the Canary Islands, a new record of vaccines given by the Nursing teams in a single day.
In addition, the immunization of 59,418 people in the Canary Islands has already been achieved by having received two doses of the vaccine, which represents 4.41% of the target population.
By type, a total of 159,357 Pfizer vaccines of the 170,400 received have been used, 25,594 of the 78,000 delivered from AstraZeneca, and 7,240 of the 14,300 received doses from Moderna. Later this week the Janssen vaccine is to be approved, meaning a fourth will be available shortly in the islands.
Progress in the vaccination schedule:
In Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, due to their population characteristics, progress is being made faster with the established calendar. Groups 1 and 2 are already complete with both doses, and groups 3 and 4 are currently being vaccinated alongside group 5 and group 6. In addition, last week vaccination of teachers began in La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Lanzarote.
On the other hand, in the capital islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, group 1 has been completed and in group 2 the second doses are being finished. In addition, the vaccination of the first dose of almost all the groups included in group 3 has begun, and those that remain pending will begin in the next few days.
In these islands, the Official Nursing Associations of both provinces are being used as vaccination points for health professionals such as speech therapists, podiatrists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, occupational therapists and dental technicians.
In addition, it is estimated that throughout this week the vaccination of group 4 will be completed, while, in parallel, last week the vaccination of groups 5A and 6A also began.
By groups, the vaccination coverage with first dose:
- GROUP 1: Residents and workers in old people’s home: 97.77%
- GROUP 2: Front line health care and health centre workers: 96.55%
- GROUP 3: Other front line workers eg police: 97.40%
- GROUP 4: Dependent individuals: 67.06%
- GROUP 5: Older residents (80+, 70-79, and 60-69 in that order) 17.93%
- GROUP 6: People whose work is considered essential for the functioning of society: 6.73%
- GROUP 7: Under 60s with high risk health conditions: 0%
- GROUP 8: 56-59 year olds: 0%
- GROUP 9: 45-55 year olds: 0%
There isn’t 100% of any group as yet, as in the vulnerable groups some people are not able to have due to illness, and there is an estimated 0.5-1% of people that have chosen not have it, which means that rejection of vaccination is practically non-existent in the Canary Islands.
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