Referring to the September 2 presentation of the strategy to reinforce vaccination against Covid-19 and seasonal flu, Marta Temido anticipated that this process should start on the following Monday, the 5th.

The minister also said that the European Medicines Agency is expected to issue an opinion on September 1 on the use of combined vaccines against Covid-19 and flu and that, if confirmed, Portugal will begin to receive the first batches during this week.

“We are working in this context and in the sense that the response is mainly aimed at protecting the most vulnerable population, in a context in which we anticipate an increase in demand for health services”, she added.

In addition to the vaccination strategy, at the same press conference scheduled for September 2, the Directorate-General for Health and the Ministry will also present guidelines for Covid-19 and other respiratory infections during the autumn and winter period.