María del Pilar Pérez, 81 - First in Lanzarote


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María del Pilar Pérez Hernández, 81, is the first person to be vaccinated against covid in Lanzarote, in a campaign that began this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and will reach 7,000 people in the next 20 days. María del Pilar received the vaccine at the Amavir residence in Haría at around 2:40 p.m.

Around 2:00 p.m. the helicopter landed with the vaccines and members of the Lanzarote Security and Emergencies Consortium have downloaded and transported the covid vaccines to the Amavir Haría Residence where the vaccination has begun. In total, in Lanzarote, a total of 65 people from the Amavir de Haría and Las Cabreras Dr. Domingo Guzmán residences all have been vaccinated.

The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has celebrated the arrival of the first vaccines against COVID-19 to the islands and has said that today is "a day for hope"

He also said that starting tomorrow and until next March, the Canary Islands will receive a batch of 13,750 doses of the Pfizer vaccine each week, to which vaccines from other laboratories will then be added.