Coronel Carlos Penha-Gonçalves, coordinator of the vaccination plan against covid-19 and the flu, told CNN Portugal, that the 'Open House' regime will become available for people over 50 years, from Thursday.
"What we are going to do from tomorrow [Thursday] is to open the Open House regime for the 50-year-olds. This is a regime in which people do not need to receive an SMS or make an appointment, just consult the times from the vaccination posts, go to the post and they will be vaccinated", announced Penha-Gonçalves.
Regarding the opening of this regime for the following age groups - 30 and 40 years old - the colonel does not, however, advance expectations. "That decision has not yet been taken and will depend on the epidemiological assessment being made by the DGS", he said.
The coordinator of the vaccination plan revealed that four million people have already been called to be vaccinated, and that 2.9 million people have already been inoculated.