More than 100,000 16- and 17-year-olds have scheduled their covid-19 vaccinations for the weekend of August 14 and 15, dedicated exclusively to this age group.

The task force for vaccination indicated the TVI that it is precisely 101,900 young people in a universe of around 200,000

The 16 and 17 year olds were able to schedule, exclusively, the vaccination for the weekend of August 14th and 15th, an exclusivity that ended on Friday, allowing to reactivate the schedule for those over 18 years old.

The self-scheduling mode allows people to select the location and date they want to be vaccinated, then receiving an SMS message confirming the day, time and vaccination center. Confirmation of the appointment implies that an SMS reply is sent.

On Friday, Portugal reached the target of 70% of the vaccinated population with at least one dose of vaccine against covid-19 according to the Ministry of Health in a statement.

In mainland Portugal, around 12.1 million vaccines have already been administered, which have allowed to vaccinate with at least one dose more than 6.9 million people, of which around 6.2 million already have the complete vaccination schedule, it works.

The vaccination campaign against covid-19 started on December 27, 2020 in Portugal.


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