First phase of vaccinations extended to April

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 09-02-2021 16:35:00 · 6 Comments

The first phase of vaccinations, which was due to end before the end of March, will be extended to April due to the "problem of vaccine availability", announced the vaccine plan coordinator today

"We will not be able to get the vaccines that we have to finish the first phase before 31 March, we will extend this period to April", said Henrique Gouveia e Melo at the Infarmed meeting, which brings together experts, government officals and the President of the Republic, to analyise current Covi-19 situation in Portugal.

This situation, explained Gouveia e Melo “is not a problem of administration, nor of the speed of administration, it is a logistical problem and a problem of the availability of vaccines upon arrival in Portugal and, therefore, of access to vaccines”.

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So convenient...

By Bruper from Alentejo on 11-02-2021 12:11

Sweetheart, what are you watching on the tele,
the '' keystone cops'' no darling, that's the Portuguese parliament, move along now.

By Mr Marvelous from Algarve on 10-02-2021 10:49

I suspect the extension is needed because so many people are not interested in taking a drug with no long term tests being done. The first ones vaccinated are the test subjects. No thank you.

By Michael Wayne Knight from UK on 10-02-2021 08:18

Why? Everybody knows that the vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTec needs cooling of -70 Degrees. Why did not they include this fact into their planing? This is unbelievable. That means that even the people who got the first vaccine would not get the second one within 21 days? This is hazardous and irresponsible! I am so frustrated because I can not do anything about that mismanagement! And for the record I do not belong to the first group, I am 47 y.o.!

By Lenka from Algarve on 10-02-2021 10:02

they have had months to plan the vaccination program and we end up with this shambles - these politicians are worse than useless

By David A B Jenkins from Lisbon on 10-02-2021 09:29

Why is Ursula von der Leyen still in office?

By Greg from Other on 10-02-2021 08:45
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