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
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.