As of Monday, 16 August, "the open house walk in vaccine is available to users aged 16 or over", said the same source.

As for the vaccination of young people between the ages of 12 and 15, the task force source said that until 11:59 pm on Saturday, 14 August, "more than 159,000 requests for scheduling were made for 21, 22, 28 and 29 August”.

Young people in this age group - 12 to 15 - who have not done the self-scheduling "will receive an appointment SMS", he added. In addition, "a new self-scheduling period will be opened for young people aged 12 to 15".

Portugal registered on Sunday 2,217 new cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 13 deaths attributed to the covid-19 disease, according to data released by the General Directorate of Health (DGS).

On Sunday, 17 more people were hospitalized in the ward, a total of 744 patients, and four fewer in intensive care units (ICU), where there are now 157 patients with covid-19.

Most of the new infections diagnosed in the last 24 hours are distributed again by the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo area (813 new cases) and by the North (678 new cases), according to the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,562 people have died in Portugal and 1,003,335 cases of infection have been diagnosed.