More than 5,000 people already vaccinated in Canaries
The Canary Islands received a new shipment of vaccines against Covid-19, of which 6,825 doses arrived early on the morning of January 4th at Tenerife North airport, followed by a similar shipment on Tuesday at the Gran Canaria airport.
The Canary Islands Health Service will distribute the vials
received equally to all health areas of the islands to continue with the
planned vaccination plan.
This is the third batch of vaccines that has arrived since
the immunisation process began on Sunday, December 27th. With this new batch,
the vaccination plan in the social and health centres of the Canary Islands
provided for in phase 1 will continue from January 5th.
Until Sunday, January 3, a total of 5,159 people have been
vaccinated on the islands, 30.74% of the target population (users and residence
workers) marked for this first stage, which is 16,782 people. Vaccination is
carried out in the Canary Islands every day, including weekends, and 40% of the
doses of the consignment that arrived in the islands have already been
administered last Tuesday.
By islands, in Tenerife 2,254 people have already been
vaccinated (27.79%); in Gran Canaria, 1,681 (25.10%); in La Palma, 530
(61.34%); in Lanzarote, 325 (61.79%); in La Gomera, 190 (80.17%); in
Fuerteventura, 99, (57.23%), and in El Hierro, 80 (46.51%).
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.
A team of 150 Canarian Health Service nurses from all the
islands have received specific training and will be in charge of vaccinating
during the first phase in the Canarian health centers. Gradually, training in
the administration of this vaccine will continue to all Nursing staff who are
usually already dedicated to vaccination in Primary and Specialised Care.
Until a significant proportion of the population is
vaccinated it is very important that all people, both vaccinated and
unvaccinated, continue to maintain prevention measures:
Mask, hand washing, interpersonal distance, limit the number
of people with whom we interact, choose whenever possible open air or
well-ventilated spaces, stay at home if you have symptoms, if you are waiting
for the result of a diagnostic test or have had contact with someone with