In a note, the task force that coordinates the vaccination plan states that, with "greater availability of vaccines", the "open house" method is now available for people over 25 years, no longer having the Janssen vaccine restriction in this age group.
It also announces that a system of digital "passwords" was created, in the scope of the “open house” method, which will be available,from today, in the majority of vaccination centers in mainland Portugal.
According to the organization, "this system allows users to avoid waiting in queue to be vaccinated."
Before trying to register for a same day vaccine, the user must check in advance at https://covid19.min-saude.pt/cvc/ if the intended vaccination center has the “green traffic light”.
“After filling out and submitting the form, you should receive your digital password with the respective number and estimated time”, explains the task force, noting that the second doses will always be administrated in the same place as the first dose.
In the “open house” method, first doses of eligible users who are not scheduled and who have not been infected with Covid-19 in the past six months, with the aim of ensuring that all eligible people are called to the vaccination process.
The opening hours of the “open house” can be found at https://covid19.min-saude.pt/casa_aberta.
The task force also mentioned that self-scheduling is available for users aged 18 years and over.
The self-scheduling method allows scheduling the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, with the user being able to choose the location for the vaccination.
The self-scheduling portal is available https://covid19.min-saude.pt/pedido-de-agendamento/