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Health chiefs give update on coronavirus vaccinations in Canaries 

The SCS vaccination teams have now administered a total of 2,101,046 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Until July 12th,  927,997 people had received the
complete vaccination schedule, which represents 47.33 percent of the target
population over 12 years of age in the Canary Islands. 86.7 percent of the
50-59 age group are already immunised and 45.4 percent of young people between
30 and 39 years old have already been vaccinated with a dose

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary
Islands has therefore administered 2,101,046 doses of the vaccine against
COVID-19 of the 2,359,310 received, which represents 89.05 percent.

In the archipelago, there are already 1,271,735 people who
have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 64.86 percent of the
target population, which has been increased by including in the National
Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19 to the population over 12 years of age.
For this reason, 215,178 people included in the age group of 12 to 15 years
have been added to the statistic, so that now the target population of the
Canary Islands amounts to 1,960,774 people. Taking as reference the population
over 16 years of age, 67.97 percent had been vaccinated.

In addition, until July 12th, the immunisation of 927,997
people who have already received the complete vaccination schedule against the
coronavirus had been achieved, which represents 47.33 percent of the target
population over 12 years of age in the Canary Islands.

The vaccination schedule is 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. 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
paralyzed on any island .

Group coverage

After immunization 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 77.21 percent immunised with the two doses. Regarding group 5,
made up of people over 66 years old who do not reside in nursing homes, there
are already 257,166 people who have received the two doses, that is, 89.11
percent, while it has been completed one hundred per hundred vaccination with a
dose of this group, made up of 288,606 people.

Group 3 is already one hundred percent with one dose and
81.33 percent with two doses; and group 6, made up of 60,000 people, which
includes teachers, firefighters and policemen, 91.03 percent are already

Vaccination coverage has also been completed with a dose of
group 7, which includes the population under 60 years of age at risk of severe
COVID-19, since 12,377 people included have been vaccinated, while 84, 15
percent of this group has already received the two doses.

For their part, 120,861 people between the ages of 60 and 65
who make up group 8 have already received a dose, which represents 79.26
percent of that group; while 49.84 percent already have immunisation. Regarding
group 9, made up of people between 50 and 59 years old, 87.85 percent have
already received one dose, and 86.75 percent of that age group already have
both doses.

The inoculation of group 10, which includes people between
the ages of 40 and 49, has also progressed so that 165,475 people, 51.38
percent have received at least one dose, while the 47.65 percent are already
immunized. Regarding group 11, made up of people between 30 and 39 years old,
126,368 people, 45.46 percent already have at least one dose of vaccine against
COVID-19 and 7.48 are already immunized.

For its part, group 12, made up of people aged between 20
and 29, already has coverage with a dose of 12.68 percent, which represents
31,918 vaccinated people.

Regarding group 13, made up of adolescents between 12 and 19
years old, there are already 6,669 people who have received a dose of the
vaccines, 3.71 percent of the target population of this age group.

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 large dependents (grade III) and
main caregivers.

Stage II:

-Group 5. Vulnerable people due to their age, non-residents
of senior centres

-Group 6. Active groups with an essential function for

-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).

-Group 10. People between 40 and 49 years of age (born
between 1972 and 1981, both inclusive).

– Group 11. People between 30 and 39 years of age (born
between 1982 and 1991, both inclusive).

– Group 12. People between 20 and 29 years of age (born
between 1992 and 2001, both inclusive).

– Group 13. People between 12 and 19 years of age (born
between 2002 and 2009, both inclusive).