Portugal to receive 600,000 ‘new Covid vaccines’ next week

Over 50s will soon be eligible for Covid boosters

Despite the DGS health authority’s previous plan of offering Covid booster shots to the over-60s, the truth is their availability is to be extended shortly to the over-50s. This news came from secretary of State for the promotion of health Margarida Tavares, who has told Público that the level of octogenarians coming forwards for repeat jabs is “below 70%”. “We would like it to be more”, she said, using the moment “to appeal to all elderly people: do not stop getting vaccinated”, as the winter will “not be easy”, due to the circulation of flu, Covid-19 and RSV.