Portugal reaches target of 70% of adult population vaccinated with one dose


The goal of having 70% of the adult population vaccinated against covid-19 with at least one dose was reached this Friday, anticipating the commitment made by the Government to have this goal fulfilled by the summer.

“As of yesterday [Friday], 9,504,206 vaccines had already been administered in mainland Portugal. These made it possible to vaccinate, with at least one dose, more than 5.8 million people aged 18 or over, who, in the limit of one month, they will have the complete vaccination schedule. At the moment, almost four million are fully vaccinated”, revealed this Saturday the Ministry of Health, in a note sent to the media.

The evolution of Portugal in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic fits in this Saturday’s announcement by the president of the European Commission, the German Ursula von der Leyen, that the European Union will receive enough doses until Sunday to vaccinate 70% of its adults.

“The country thus fulfills the second of the commitments made in January 2021. It should be remembered that, in March, Portugal had already reached the goal of vaccinating 80% of people over 80 and 80% of health professionals, also aligned with the goals of the European Commission”, the note emphasizes.