More than 70 thousand people vaccinated against the flu and covid-19 in mainland Portugal

More than 70 thousand people vaccinated against the flu and covid-19 in mainland Portugal
More than 70 thousand people vaccinated against the flu and covid-19 in mainland Portugal

More than 70,000 people were vaccinated this Friday against the flu and covid-19, almost 52,000 with the booster dose, with 51 children aged between 5 and 11 having been vaccinated as well.

According to the most recent data from the daily report of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) on vaccination against covid-19 and influenza, in mainland Portugal, 70,045 people were vaccinated today.

Among those vaccinated, 51,618 received the booster dose of covid-19 vaccine, while another 4,350 completed the primary vaccination and 14,026 were inoculated with the flu vaccine.

During the day, 51 children aged between 5 and 11 years were also vaccinated.

Among the total number of people who have already taken the booster dose of the covid-19 vaccine, data from the DGS show that 88% of people aged 80 and over have already had the booster, an identical percentage (87%) among people with aged between 70 and 79 years.

The percentage is low in the age group from 60 to 69 years old, in which 62% of the total people have already taken the booster dose, lower even more in the age group 50-59 years old, where the percentage is only 26% of the total.

In the accumulated total, 8,695,365 people have been fully vaccinated against covid-19, 2,869,878 have taken a booster dose, and 2,418,828 are vaccinated against influenza.

Among children, 95,714 started vaccination with at least one dose.

Vaccination data are calculated daily, between 00:00 and 23:59, relative to the day before the release of the report.

Covid-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.

Covid-19 has caused 5,428,240 deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

In Portugal, since March 2020, 18,955 people have died and 1,389,646 cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the DGS.

 
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