More than half a million vaccines administered in the last week

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 27-05-2021 16:05:00 · 0 Comments

More than half a million vaccines against Covid-19 were administered in the last week in Portugal, which has 34 percent of the population with the first dose administered.

According to the weekly vaccination report released by DGS, 3,526,688 people are already vaccinated with the first dose and 1,654,55 already have the complete vaccination, having been administered in the last week a total of 516,911 doses.

The vaccination of the age group of people over 80 years old underwent a slight change in relation to the previous week, with 96 percent (646,721 elderly) with the first dose already administered and 90 percent (607,257) with the two doses taken.

In the 65 to 79 age group, 92 percent of people in this group (1,471,719) have already received the first dose, a percentage that drops to 30 percent (473,148) with regard to the complete vaccination.

In the group between 50 and 64 years old, 44 percent (941,130) have already been vaccinated for the first time and another 13 percent (285,780) have already received the two doses of vaccine against Covid-19.

By regions, DGS data indicates that the North continues to lead in the number of vaccines administered, with a total of 1,756,275 doses, closely followed by Lisbon and Tagus Valley, where 1,705,909 doses have already been administered.

The Centre is the third region of the country where most people have received the vaccine (983,974), followed by Alentejo (292,725), Algarve (199,146), Madeira (132,162) and the Azores (107,122).

Regarding the vaccination coverage of the population by region, the Alentejo leads in the percentage of people who have already received a dose of the vaccine (41 percent), while the Centre shows 40 percent.

Madeira comes in third place with 36 percent of the population with a dose taken, followed by the North with 34 percent, Lisbon and Tagus Valley and the Azores with 32 percent and the Algarve with 31 percent.

Since vaccination against Covid-19 began on 27 December 2020, Portugal has already received 5,728,470 vaccines, with 5,126,418 doses having been distributed to vaccination posts in mainland Portugal and the autonomous regions.

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