More than half of young people between 12 and 17 years old and all seniors over 65 are already fully vaccinated against covid-19, announced today the General Directorate of Health (DGS).
According to the weekly vaccination report, 52% of young people aged 12 to 17 years (320,708) have already completed the vaccination – 25% last week – and 84% (525,426) received at least one dose.
Data from the DGS indicate that 80% of the Portuguese population, equivalent to more than 8.2 million people, has already completed the vaccination process against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and 85%, more than 8.8 million, have already have the first dose of the vaccine.
The `task force’ which coordinates the vaccination logistics estimates reaching in the last week of this month the target of 85% of the Portuguese population with complete vaccination.
For the first time, the vaccination report advances that 100% of the elderly in the 65 to 79 age groups and those over 80 years old are already fully vaccinated, representing a total of more than 2.3 million people.