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Covid vaccine already given to one in three people in Canaries 

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has administered 900,343 doses of vaccines against COVID-19, of the 1,000,270 received, which represents 90.01 percent of the batch.

Until May 19th, the immunisation of 290,533 people had been achieved, so that 15.53 percent of the target population (1,871,033 people) of the Canary Islands have completed their vaccination schedule, having already received two doses of the vaccine. Likewise, in the archipelago there are already 625,559 people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 33.43 percent of the target population.

During May 19th, a total of 22,306 vaccines were administered in all the islands, which is the highest number of inoculations per day to date.The vaccination schedule is being developed by the target population groups to which it is directed and by available vaccine destined for each age group according to the National Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19. In this sense, the vaccination teams in each basic health zone are advancing with each population group as the previous one ends, prioritising continuing with the maximum coverage of each age group, without the vaccination process being paralysed on any island .

After immunisation with two doses of groups 1 and 2 (those corresponding to residents and workers of social health centres and first-line health professionals), vaccination continues with the rest of the groups established following the criteria of vulnerability and exposure.

It should be noted that group 4, that of large household dependents, is 93.90% immunised with the two doses.

As for group 5, there are already 181,192 people who have received the two doses, that is, 63.58 percent while 273,803 have received at least one dose, 96.08 percent.

Group 3 is already 100% with one dose and 29.47% with two doses; and group 6, made up of 66,000 people, which includes teachers, firefighters and policemen, among other groups, 36,752 people have been vaccinated, 55.68 percent with one dose.

Of group 7, which includes the population under 60 years of age at risk of severe COVID-19, there are 11,312 people who have been vaccinated with one dose, 63.51 percent of the target population.

61.40 percent of people between 60 and 65 years that make up group 8 have already received at least one dose (97,718); as well as 15.31 percent of those in group 9, those between 50 and 59 years old, of whom 53,679 have already received their first dose.

Population groups to be vaccinated
In the latest revision of the National Vaccination Strategy, the following vaccination and prioritization groups are established:
Stage I:
-Group 1. Residents and health and social health personnel who work in homes for the elderly and care for large dependents.
-Group 2. Front-line personnel in the health and social-health field (different from group 1).
-Group 3. Other health and socio-health personnel (not included in group 2).
-Group 4. People considered highly dependent (grade III) and main caregivers.
Stage II:
-Group 5. Vulnerable people due to their age, not residents of senior centres
-Group 6. Active groups with an essential function for society.
-Group 7. People with very high risk conditions. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, solid organ transplantation and waiting list for it, people on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, oncohematological diseases, solid organ cancer being treated with cytotoxic, metastatic chemotherapy or with radiotherapy for tumors of thoracic location with risk of pneumonitis, Primary immunodeficiencies, HIV infection with less than 200 cells / ml despite effective ART and undetectable viral load, and Down syndrome aged 40 and over.
-Group 8. People between 60 and 65 years of age (born between 1956 and 1961, both inclusive).
-Group 9. People between 50 and 59 years of age (born between 1962 and 1971, both inclusive).