Vaccination accelerates in Portugal: 34% of over-80s have received 1st dose

Portugal is at last managing to speed up its rate of vaccinations, helped greatly by the extension of the time limit between doses. Say reports, 34% of the country’s over-80s are now protected by a first shot of vaccine, which should confer at least 70% protection from Covid-19. The overall objective is still to get to the end of the summer with 70% of the population vaccinated.