The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Insular Institute of Social and Socio-Sanitary Care (IASS), has made 20 Nursing professionals available to the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) who will participate, on a voluntary basis, in the vaccination processes against COVID-19 that are carried out on the island of Tenerife through the vacuguagua.
Those over the age of 18 will also receive a booster dose of the COVID vaccine
The Minister of Social Action of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Marián Franquet, highlights this Friday in a statement that, given the current situation of the spread of the pandemic and the lack of health professionals available for hiring, both entities will share professionals who will collaborate in the tasks of vaccination.
Franquet highlights the voluntary effort that these health professionals are making, who in their hours of rest or days off participate in “a fundamental process in the fight against the pandemic”.
He explains that this additional work will be rewarded by the IASS as overtime or days off, depending on the staff’s preferences.
In total, 25% of the IASS staff of 80 nurses have agreed to participate in this program to reinforce public health, so that, in addition to their usual working hours, they will also provide services in the ‘vacuguagua’.
These workers are integrated into the rotating shift quadrants of the SCS, in order to also guarantee their rest, participating in the vaccination process in a staggered manner. Ten of them have already provided their services and the other ten are expected to join next month.
However, there is the possibility that the collaboration of all officers is needed in the case of initiating the booster vaccination for those over 18 years of age.