According to the weekly report of the DGS, 47 percent of the Portuguese have already completed the vaccination and about 64 percent, more than 6.5 million people have already received at least one dose of the vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. By age groups, 99 percent of the elderly over 80 years old (676,157) have already been vaccinated with the first dose and 95 percent (649,070) have already completed their vaccination process, percentages that are very similar in the group between 65 and 79 years old. .

In relation to the group between 50 and 64 years old, 92 percent (1,991,296) took at least the first dose of the vaccine and 77 percent (1,674,816) completed the vaccination, while in the group between 25 and 49 years old 66 percent (2,205,185) have already started vaccination and 30 percent (996,581) have already completed it. With regard to vaccine coverage in the regions, Alentejo leads the percentage of people with complete vaccination (54 percent), followed by the Center (51 percent), the Azores (49 percent), the North, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and the Algarve, the three with (46 percent), and Madeira (45 percent).

Regarding the number of doses, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region with the most administered doses, more than 3.8 million, with the North being very close, with about 3.7 million, the DGS report also states. The Center has already administered more than 1.8 million vaccines, in the Alentejo around 535 thousand, in the Algarve over 450 thousand, in the Azores over 252 thousand and in Madeira almost 268 thousand. Since the start of the vaccination plan, on December 27, 2020, Portugal has already received 12.3 million vaccines, with more than 11.3 million doses being distributed to vaccination centres in mainland Portugal and the autonomous regions.

On Tuesday, the coordinator of the 'task force' that coordinates the vaccination logistics, Vice Admiral Gouveia e Melo, predicted that, by the end of September, "practically all the population" eligible for this process will be vaccinated. In Portugal, since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,232 people have died and 939,622 cases of infection have been registered, according to the Directorate-General for Health. The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.