In the second phase of the flu vaccination campaign, which started last Monday, 123,000 citizens received the third dose or additional dose of the vaccine against covid-19 and 279,000 the flu vaccine, according to a press release from DGS.

This phase includes citizens aged 65 years or over and who are not included in the target groups of the 1st phase and began with users over 80 years old, and is taking place in descending order of age.

"The rate of flu vaccination depends on the delivery of vaccines in the national territory and subject to adjustments according to the availability of vaccines", warned the DGS, ensuring that "from the beginning of November it is expected that the number of available vaccines be enough to accelerate the pace of vaccination”.

Similar to what happened in the first phase, citizens are summoned through a written message to take both vaccines at the same time or just the flu vaccine.

Automatic scheduling is once again possible on the Covid-19 Portal, being available from Tuesday for citizens aged 80 years and over.

"There may be cases, however, in which patients are called below the range that is open because they already meet all the eligibility criteria and not to delay the process", informed the DGS.

Full vaccination against covid-19 covers 85.7% of the Portuguese population.