According to a statement sent today by the 'task force', "the 'Open House' method will be available from today, the 3rd August, for the vaccination of first doses for users who are not scheduled and who have not been infected with Covid-19 in the last six months, aged 30 years or over”.

Since 19 July, this method of vaccination was conditioned to the exclusive use of the Janssen vaccine, a vaccine not recommended for women under 50 years of age. There are about 80 vaccination centres where this condition no longer exists as of Wednesday.

"It is estimated that in the remaining vaccination centres with the 'Open House' method will no longer be conditioned only to Janssen's vaccine during the next week", adds the note from the 'task force'.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,234,618 deaths worldwide, among more than 198.8 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the most recent report by the Agence France-Presse.

In Portugal, since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,397 people have died and 974,203 cases of infection have been registered, according to the Directorate-General for Health.