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Second shipment of vaccine arrives at Canary airports 

The Canary Islands received a new shipment of vaccines against Covid-19 with a total of 13,650 doses that arrived first thing on the morning of December 29th at the Tenerife North and Gran Canaria airports. 

Once received, the Canary Islands Health Service will distribute
the vials received equitably to all health areas on the islands.

This is the second batch of vaccines that has arrived since
the immunisation process began on Sunday, December 27th. In this way, the
vaccination started on Sunday can be continued in the residences for the
elderly on each of the islands. With this new delivery, the vaccination plan in
the social and health centres of the Canary Islands provided for in phase 1
will continue from December 30th.

Vaccination has begun with the population sectors that must
first receive the Covid-19 vaccine as defined in the Vaccination Strategy
against COVID-19 in Spain, which establishes the chronological order of
priority of the population groups to vaccinate. 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.

The first phase will continue with first-line personnel in
the health and social-health field and people considered highly dependent (degree
III dependency, that is, in need of intense support measures) who are not
currently institutionalised. The Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19 in Spain
has been reviewed by scientific societies and associations of professionals and
patients. To define the criteria for the population sectors to be prioritised,
the Strategy has taken into account criteria that include the risk of exposure,
transmission and serious disease, as well as the socioeconomic impact of the
pandemic on each population group. In addition, the Strategy establishes the
most important aspects of the logistics, distribution and administration of
vaccines and the monitoring and evaluation of vaccination.