This Monday alone, the day on which the self-scheduling of vaccination for people over 70 years old and the Open House modality for those over 80 years old began, more than 76 thousand doses of flu and booster vaccines were administered in Portugal ( third dose) against a Covid-19, reported the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
The national vaccination centers yesterday counted 42,900 people who received a vaccine against the virus and 33,600 with a booster dose against Covid-19, at a time when 86.2% of the national population is fully vaccinated against the virus SARS-CoV-2 and that the number of people with a third dose (or additional dose) is at 388 thousand.
Regarding the flu, health authorities account for 873,000 administered vaccines (of which 287,000 in pharmacies) and 245,000 vaccines in co-administration.
“People also continue to be called through an SMS to take both the flu vaccine and the Covid-19 vaccine or just the flu vaccine (if they are not eligible for Covid-19)”, recalls DGS. That is, whoever is 65 years of age or older, who has not had an infection and who has not had the full vaccination schedule for at least 180 days.
Yesterday opened the self-scheduling of vaccines for people aged 70 and over, with more than 23,800 requests for online appointments being registered in the first 24 hours. The DGS also warns users with 80 or more years who intend to go to a vaccination center to check the Open House hours in their area of residence.
Even so, this process is taking longer, after the dismantling of the Task force for vaccination in Portugal, which motivated some specialists and citizens to resort to the media and social networks to ask for the return of Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo to the position of leadership in the organization of vaccines.
“Call the vice-admiral again,” says a family doctor who warns of delays in vaccination