The Canary Islands resume this Saturday the vaccination of teachers, firefighters and local police

The Ministry of Health has administered 719,628 doses of vaccines against covid-19 of the 887,010 received, which represents 81.13 percent of arrivals to the Canary Islands, where this Saturday the vaccination of the group of teachers, firefighters and local police resumes.

Until yesterday, the immunization of 233,841 people who have already received in the Canary Islands the complete vaccination schedule had been achieved, which represents 12.50 percent of the target population (1,871,033 people), reported the Ministry of Health in a statement.

In addition, in the Archipelago already 480,827 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 25.70 percent of the target population.

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.

For this reason, the vaccination teams in each basic health zone are advancing with each population group as the previous one ends, prioritizing continuing with the maximum coverage of each age group, without the vaccination process being paralyzed on any island.

After immunization with two doses of the groups 1 and 2 (those corresponding to residents and workers of social health centers 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 the group 4, that of the large household dependents, is 92.59 percent immunized with the two doses.

Regarding the Team 5, there are already 132,220 people who have received both doses, that is, 46.40 percent, while 242,129 have received at least one dose, 84.96 percent.

The Group 3 it is already one hundred percent with one dose and 30.19 percent with two doses; and group 6, at 30.69 percent with one dose.

Of Group 7, which includes the population under 60 years of age at risk of severe covid-19, there are 10,437 people since they have been vaccinated with one dose, 58.85 percent of the target population.

Given the advance of vaccination of vulnerable groups and the arrival of sufficient doses, the Ministry of Health has taken up the agendas of groups 3 (other health and social health personnel not included in group 2) and 6 (essential personnel in which They include, among other groups, teachers and local police) and this Saturday the vaccination of the group of teachers, firefighters and local police will resume.

The appointment will be as it has been done until now, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Fecam and professional associations.

The teachers’ vaccination will take place today from 2:00 p.m. and in Gran Canaria they will be summoned at the points set up in Infecar, Expomeloneras, and the Doctor Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria, while in Tenerife they will be vaccinated at the House Entrepreneur of Los Realejos, the Lecture Hall of the Guajara Campus, the Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, the CTCAN of the Polígono Industrial Güímar and the Hospital del Sur.

This Saturday the firefighters and local police of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are also summoned at the Infecar vaccination point, starting at 9.30 am and 3.30 pm, respectively.

The groups of local police, firefighters and civil protection from other towns will be summoned from Tuesday, May 11, at the vaccination points of Expomeloneras and Infecar in Gran Canaria and at the Magma Convenciones center in Adeje and the Hospital Universitario de Canarias (HUC ) in Tenerife.

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