According to the weekly DGS report, with at least one dose there are now nearly nine million people, equivalent to 87% of the population, a percentage that also remained unchanged in the last week.

By age group, 85% (528,704 people) of young people between 12 and 17 years old have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and 89% (553,084) have already received at least one dose of the vaccine.

In the age group between 18 and 24 years old, 88% (689,031) have already completed the vaccination process and 92% (717,764) have already taken the first dose, indicates the DGS report, which indicates that 100% of the elderly in the age groups aged 65 to 79 and over 80 are already fully vaccinated, representing a total of more than 2.3 million people.

The lower rate of inoculations is also visible in the vaccine coverage by regions, with the North continuing to lead with 88% of the population fully vaccinated, followed closely by the Centre and Alentejo, both with 87%.

With 83% complete vaccination of residents are Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, the Azores and Madeira, with the Algarve reaching 80%, but still being the region in the country with the lowest vaccination coverage of the population.

Since the start of vaccination, on December 27, 2020, Portugal has received more than 20.8 million vaccines against covid-19, with approximately 16.4 million being distributed by vaccination posts on the continent and by the autonomous regions.

After the country reached the target of 85% of the population fully vaccinated, which happened on October 9, the administration of the third dose of the vaccine against covid-19 began, with priority for the elderly aged 80 and over and users of nursing homes and long-term care and covering, at this stage, people aged 65 and over.

On Monday, the simultaneous administration of vaccines against influenza and covid-19 began in mainland Portugal, with the DGS predicting to vaccinate about two million people in this modality.