As part of the autumn/winter vaccination campaign, this programme is now available for seasonal reinforcement against Covid-19 for people aged 75 or over, “thus lowering the age group so that more people can go to the places without the need for an appointment”, the SPMS said in a statement.

However, they recommend the use of digital passwords to facilitate the organisation of this process.

According to SPMS data, between the 7th of September and Thursday, more than 1.7 million people were vaccinated against Covid-19 and more than 1.7 million against the flu in mainland Portugal, of which more than 1.3 million received both vaccines at the same time.

The seasonal reinforcement campaign against Covid-19 is aimed at people aged 60 or over, pregnant women aged 18 and over and diseases defined by the standard published by the Directorate-General for Health.

People aged 12 or over with risk pathologies, students in clinical internship, firefighters involved in the transport of patients and professionals from prisons are also covered.

“The goal is to vaccinate 3 million eligible people this year and therefore the importance of adherence to vaccination is reinforced, in particular for the most vulnerable, to be better protected for the coming months”, stress the SPMS.