Self-scheduling available for people over 23

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 12-07-2021 18:16:00 · 2 Comments

Self-scheduling of the vaccine against covid-19 for people aged 23 or over is now available on the Directorate-General for Health's website.

The possibility that people aged over 23 can self-schedule the first dose of vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus stems from the recent opening of vaccination for the age group between 18 and 29 years old, in descending order of age.

The call for this age group is being made through central scheduling, with users receiving an SMS message or a phone call from the health services, but self-scheduling will gradually be available up to 18 years of age.

This modality allows people to select the place 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.

Following phase 2 of the vaccination plan and a greater number of vaccines received by Portugal, the self-scheduling portal went into operation on 23 April for people aged over 65.

In recent days, Portugal is accelerating vaccination against covid-19 due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant, considered to be more transmissible and which is already predominant in the country.

Last week, around one million vaccines against covid-19 were administered in mainland, announced on 12 July the task force responsible for the vaccination process.



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Comments:

All what is said about Casa aberta, that people can get the second Astra dose after 8 weeks, that traffic light system to avoid crowds does not exist in the alentejo. Nobody in the centros de saude has an idea, when the vaccination team will show up again. People over 60 still don't have one dosis, but younger people over 30 get the doses after 1 week waiting.

By Brigitte from Alentejo on 14-07-2021 02:23

Inscrit depuis plus d'un mois , j'attend toujours mon sms pour savoir quand et où me faire vacciner....tout cela c'est du baratin..l'intendance ne suit absolument pas au Portugal!

By Michel Schuermans from Algarve on 13-07-2021 09:12
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