Self-scheduling for vaccine now available to people over 55

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 14-05-2021 15:32:00 · 1 Comments

The 'task force' responsible for the vaccination process has announced that the self-scheduling for the vaccine against Covid-19 is now available to all people over 55 years of age.

“In view of the good pace at which vaccination against Covid-19 has been taking place, it is reported that the possibility of self-scheduling is now available for ages 55 and over," says the 'task force' in a statement sent to newsrooms.

The measure to extend the age comes just four days after having opened on Sunday the appointment for over 60 years, a development that reflects the period of intensification of vaccination.

According to the 'task force' schedule, vaccinations for this new age group should only start from next 24 May.

In a table presented on 27 April, at the last Infarmed meeting, the coordinator of the national vaccination plan against Covid-19, Gouveia e Melo, said that the goal for people between 60 and 69 years of age is that everyone has a dose of the vaccine by 23 May. Already for the group between 50 and 59 years, which includes part of the population now covered with the new extension of self-scheduling, the appointed date is 13 June.

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I applied on line for a vaccine date in Matosinhos on the 10 th of May. My husband did also and got a text with a date to be jabbed on May 20th.
They have not contacted me. Can I go in with my husband on his day of the 20th to get my vaccine with him?

By Janelle lee johnson from Porto on 17-05-2021 07:42
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