Portugal advises against AstraZeneca vaccine; preferably only for under-65s

in News · 09-02-2021 09:54:00 · 4 Comments

The health ministry has said the AstraZeneca vaccine should preferably be used on under-65s, becoming the latest European country to express reservations about its efficacy on older people.

However, it still said the vaccination of a person of 65 years or more should not be delayed if the AstraZeneca vaccine is the only one available.

The first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived on Sunday, numbering just over 40,000 doses. The country has so far received just under 400,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and around 20,000 Moderna doses.



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Comments:

My husband was telephoned this morning from the Centro da Saude in Silves and called in for his Covid vaccination this afternoon, which went without a hitch, he didn’t feel a thing and every body was calm friendly and efficient. It was Astra Zeneca, no side affects yet! Given his appointment for the second dose. Waiting patiently for mine now!

By Christine Cartwright from Algarve on 13-04-2021 07:26

The Uk has vaccinated 13 million people. More than the whole population of Portugal. The EU were up in arms about the Uk getting all the AstraZeneca vaccinations. Next thing half the countries dont trust it. Why complain in the first place then. I am sure all the over 70s in the Uk feel more at ease now than having nothing. Really dont understand all this rubbish.

By Barry Watson from Algarve on 09-02-2021 04:10

Why would ANYONE consider having these so called vaccines when you see headlines like this?

By cheryl smallwood from Algarve on 09-02-2021 12:49

Why is there no clear vaccination plan in respect to how to ensure you get access to the vaccine as a high-risk individual? How do you get access to the vaccine if you are a permanent resident when you are repeatedly told we will contact you by SMS, but how if they don't know you exist? You are then told to email the medical authority but they never respond and if you phone they tell you to email as that is the only protocol.

By Dave Andrews from Açores on 09-02-2021 12:33
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