In total, 510 vaccines were administered on 8 August in the municipality of Machico, said the regional health office in a statement, adding that youths “began to coming around 9:00, at a good pace until 6:00 pm”.

The same note points out that 41 percent of the population in this age group has already started their vaccination against Covid-19 in the Madeira archipelago.

The regional health office states that vaccination of young people in Madeira has been ensured in most vaccination centers and, to date, “it already exceeds 3,600 vaccines administered to young people between 12 and 17 years old”.

According to the Regional Directorate of Health, Madeira registered, in the last 24 hours, 23 new cases of infection with the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus and 28 recovered from the covid-19 disease, accounting now for 222 active situations.