Vaccination of 16 and 17 year olds: the balance

More than 153,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 17 were vaccinated against covid-19 this weekend, until 18:50 on Sunday.

As of this Monday, August 16, “the open house modality is available to eligible users aged 16 or over”, said a source from the task force.

There were high drops in the affluence of young people to vaccination

Across the country, high drops in the affluence of young people to vaccination were recorded. In Coimbra, for example, only 300 of the 600 young people with self-booking appeared.

Over the two days, 2,300 young people were vaccinated, 500 fewer than expected.

In Matosinhos, the scenario throughout the day was similar. Until 16:00, only about 600 young people had been vaccinated, half the number of those vaccinated in the same period on Saturday.

Vaccination of young people aged between 12 and 15 years

As for the vaccination of young people aged between 12 and 15 years, a source from the task force said that until 23:59 on Saturday (August 14) “more than 159,000 requests for scheduling were made for the 21st, 22nd, 28th and August 29”.

Young people in this age group – 12 to 15 – who have not done the self-scheduling “will receive an appointment SMS”, he added, “similar to the procedure that was carried out by 16 and 17 year olds”.

In addition, “a new self-scheduling period will be opened for young people aged 12 to 15”.

Portugal with 13 more deaths and 2,217 cases of covid-19

Portugal today registered another 2,217 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and 13 deaths attributed to the covid-19 disease, according to data released by the General Directorate of Health (DGS).

Today, 17 more people were hospitalized in the ward, a total of 744 patients, and four fewer in intensive care units (ICU), where there are now 157 patients with covid-19.

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Most of the new infections diagnosed in the last 24 hours are distributed again by the area of ​​Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (813 new cases) and by the North (678 new cases), according to the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,562 people have died in Portugal and 1,003,335 cases of infection have been diagnosed.