No need to book for AstraZeneca second dose

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 13-07-2021 16:11:00 · 3 Comments

People who have not received their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine do not need to book an appointment for the second dose.

According to the task force that coordinates the vaccination, users in this situation, and who have not yet been contacted by the health services, can "proactively go to the same Covid-19 vaccination centre (CVC) where they took the first dose" to receive the second dose.

In June, the Directorate General of Health (DGS) decided to reduce the interval for the second dose of Astrazeneca's vaccine from 12 to eight weeks to ensure "faster protection" against the transmission of new "variants of concern" of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

In a statement, the Task Force said on 13 July that, "in order to accelerate the safety of all", it "reinforces this guidance" of the DGS and recalled that the schedules of the centres for this specific vaccination can be consulted at

The task force also recommended that, if the centre has a high number of people, which can be measured through the system of virtual traffic lights, users can choose to be vaccinated during the weekend, period "during which, in general, the waiting time has been lower".

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By cheryl doreen smallwood from Algarve on 13-07-2021 06:37

Plenty of stock available. Always has been.
One must ask why...
Answer : It was all an experiment after all.

By Diego from Lisbon on 13-07-2021 06:03

It won't take much longer before they are going to offer goods/food/lottery- and entrance tickets and who knows what else.

By Ana from Algarve on 13-07-2021 04:55
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