Phase one of vaccination programme continues across the islands
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the Canary Health Service, and in coordination with the Ministry of Social Rights and the island councils, is continuing with the vaccination of residents and centre staff health care providers of all the islands.
The planning carried out by the SCS includes vaccination
days in 52 centres for both social and health care for the elderly and care for
the disabled between Wednesday, December 30th and January 5th.
On the morning of Tuesday, December 29th, the Government of
the Canary Islands received a shipment of vaccines with 13,650 that were
distributed between the provinces of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife with
the aim of vaccinating both residents and workers of these centres. Next week
the Ministry of Health will send a new similar batch to the Canary Islands.
In this way, vaccination has been carried out on Wednesday
in a macrocentre in Gran Canaria with 360 vaccinated; in two centres on La
Gomera with a total of 80 vaccinated people; another in El Hierro with 60
divided doses; one in Fuerteventura with 39 vaccinated, four in Lanzarote with
a total of 260 vaccinated people; eight from La Palma, where 285 people were
vaccinated; and seven centres in Tenerife with 870 vaccinated. In all the
islands, the vaccination plan proposed for December 30th has been more than
fulfilled, reaching 1,954 doses administered to which must be added the 360
that were given on Sunday, with which the Canary Islands have already
vaccinated more than 2,300 people .
With this new item, the vaccination plan in the Canary
Islands social and health centres planned in phase 1 continues. Vaccination has
begun in the population sectors that must first receive the Covid-19 vaccine as
defined in the Strategy devaccination against COVID-19 in Spain, which
establishes the chronological order of priority of the population groups to be
vaccinated. Therefore, in the first stage, residents and health and social
health personnel who work in residences for the elderly and care for large
dependents will be vaccinated.