We both contracted Covid in January this year and in early August we booked a vaccination at the Loule Sports and Covid inoculation centre. When we got there and although we registered many months ago in 2020 but were never contacted, and they asked how old I was, “65” I said and after some consultation with the head nurse they said “ok, come and get it”. They gave may wife, 55 yrs, Moderna and myself Astra Zeneca. Our 25-year-old son was given Johnson - a 1 jab hit. Well we were told only 1 is required as we already had the antibodies. Well this is not accepted in UK, so we found out much to our chagrin, so now we are in limbo - go to UK and spend 14 days there in isolation or maybe a 5 day release test.
What a load of bxxxxxxx! Covid 19 is a WORLD problem - can the governments of the World not agree on anything? Are we all going mad? Could anyone with half a brain and “in charge” not get up and say “STOP lets rationalise this”, one rule, all the same and sorted!” No, that would be too easy, the idiots that run our countries, Portugal, UK, France, Germany etc are so up their own backsides, they forgot that people matter, not blacks, whites, greens, PEOPLE. So even with a booster shot in the future, who knows when, we can’t go to UK without 14 days isolation, why, because we didn’t get two shots. Its not UK, EU, America, rest of World Its all OF US! What a bunch of morons that run this World and like sheep we follow.....idiots!
Stand up and be counted!
Dear Sir, I can understand your frustration and it is so weird. But I would like to give my personal experience, I git 2 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca in Bangladesh and also have the certificate, and after communicating with my doctor and sending him my certficate, he wrote me that this would not be ccepted and to have a certficate for Europe I need to be vacinated again. And thats why i had to start and got first dose...
By Chandan MMh from Lisbon on 19 Sep 2021, 11:58
Well said SIR. A big problem with all Government round the world.
By J from Lisbon on 19 Sep 2021, 17:17
Well said, glad I’m not the only one who “kicks off” about the mindless and contradictory positions taken by bureaucrats the world over!
By Mike Stringer from Algarve on 20 Sep 2021, 13:33
Well we have been in the country for three weeks, have a residence card and cannot register with the Centro de Sade in Caldas which is a requirement for the transfer of our drivers licenses. They just say e-mail us the documents and we will get back to you. When asked when and advised that we only have three months from arrival in the country to exchange a foreign license they just shrug, not our problem. Without exception every person in a supermarket, service industry employee, estate agent or restaurant has gone out of their way to be helpful and kind. Not so the government departments I'm afraid.
By Ronald from Other on 20 Sep 2021, 15:53