Portugal has 86% of the population with a complete vaccination against Covid-19 and 87% with at least one dose of the vaccine, announced this Wednesday in the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), percentages that have remained stable in recent weeks .
According to the weekly DGS report, 8,904,253 people are now fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, 18,471 more than last week, and 9,039,364 have already received a dose, representing 12,609 more vaccinated.
All age groups, which appear in young people from 12 to 17 years, have a complete vaccination rate above 87% and 90% in relation to people who took at least one dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, being even of 100% for seniors aged 65 and over.
Vaccination coverage by regions also did not change in the last week, with the North continuing to have 88% of the population with complete vaccination, followed by the Center and Alentejo (87%), Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and the Azores (84% ), Madeira (83%) and the Algarve (81%).
Since the start of vaccination, at the end of December 2020, Portugal has had around 23 million vaccines, with nearly 20 million doses having been distributed by the vaccination centers and the two autonomous regions.
On October 9, the country reached a target of 85% of the population with complete vaccination, currently also taking place the administration of the third booster dose of immunization to people aged 65 years and over, which did not occur at 65 years infection and who have completed the vaccination schedule for at least 180 days.
Covid-19 has caused at least 5,062,911 deaths worldwide, among more than 250.81 million infections by the new coronavirus registered since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the most recent balance of the Agence France-Presse.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 18,222 people have died and 1,100,961 cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the General Directorate of Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.
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