Canary Islands Have Already Administered 21,363 Covid 19 Vaccines

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The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has already administered 21,363 vaccines against Covid-19, of the 27,660 received to date, which represents 77.23 percent of the total. These doses have been inoculated to users and workers of the social health centers and to the personnel of the Canary Islands Health Service.

With the beginning of the vaccination of SCS professionals, which started this Monday in the archipelago and two days before in Lanzarote, the rate of vaccination in the Canary Islands has "quadrupled", according to the Ministry. So much so that almost 5,000 vaccines were administered this Tuesday.

In total, 7,010 SCS workers have already been vaccinated in the first days of the campaign, which make up group II of those defined in the Vaccination Strategy against Covid-19 in Spain as a priority population to receive the vaccine against Covid- 19. The vaccination of health workers has been initiated by the first-line care services for this corornavirus and will continue until it is administered to 32,000 professionals.

Arrival of more vaccine shipments

The Ministry of Health ensures that vaccination can continue at this rate in the coming days, since this Tuesday a new batch of Pfizer vaccines arrived with 13,650 new doses.

In addition, this Wednesday the first batch of doses from the Moderna laboratory was received, consisting of a total of 1,300 vaccines, which will continue to increase in the coming weeks. These vaccines will be distributed to all the islands to follow the established schedule.

"You must not lower your guard"

Likewise, among the health personnel of the Canarian Health Service who were vaccinated this Wednesday morning, was the head of the Epidemiology and Prevention section of the General Directorate of Public Health, Amós García Rojas , who is also president of the Spanish Association of Vaccination. García Rojas was vaccinated against Covid-19 in the Primary Care Management of Gran Canaria.