First COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in the Canary Islands

COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in Spain’s Canary Islands on Sunday, December 27, the Canary Islands Health Ministry said.

This footage shows the vaccines leaving Tenerife North airport on Spanish Canaries’ main island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, for distribution across the islands.

Doria Anatolia Ramos González, 84, was the first Canary Islands resident to receive a vaccination on Sunday morning at the Hospital de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, according to officials.

President of the Canaries Ángel Víctor Torres said it was a “day for hope.”

Spain and other EU nations began administering vaccinations against COVID-19 on December 26 and 27, reports said. Credit: Gobierno de Canarias via Storyful