According to the final data, to which Lusa had access, like last year, Portugal exceeded the target of 75% flu vaccination rate proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to the vaccinometer, 83.2% of people aged 65 or over have been vaccinated - 3.8 percentage points more compared to the results of the 3rd wave of the vaccinometer -, the same with 52.6% of health professionals in direct contact with patients, a figure that dropped in relation to the previous flu season (64.4%).
In the older group - aged 80 or over - 87.5% of people have already been vaccinated, and 58.3% will have done so on a doctor's recommendation.
The information also shows that 33.4% of Portuguese aged between 60 and 64 years (6.3 percentage points more) are already protected by the flu vaccine. Vaccination coverage of pregnant women is 69.2%.
Final data from the vaccinometer, which monitors flu vaccination during the flu season through questionnaires, also show a vaccination rate of 6% for the population between 18 and 59 years of age.