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Algarve reaches 31% of the population vaccinated with the first dose

ALGARVE REACHES 31% OF THE POPULATION VACCINATED WITH THE FIRST DOSEMore than half a million vaccines against Covid-19 were administered in the last week in Portugal, which has 34% of the population with the first dose taken, said today the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the weekly vaccination report released by the DGS, 3,526,688 people are already vaccinated with the first dose and 1,654.55 have already completed the vaccination, with a total of 516,911 doses being administered in the last week.

The vaccination of the age group of people over 80 years old has changed slightly compared to the previous week, with 96% (646,721 elderly people) now with the first dose already administered and 90% (607,257) with the two doses taken.

In the age group between 65 and 79 years, 92% of the people in this group (1,471,719) have already received the first dose, a percentage that drops to 30% (473,148) with regard to complete vaccination.

In the group between 50 and 64 years old, 44% (941,130) have already been vaccinated for the first time and another 13% (285,780) have already received two doses of vaccine against Covid-19.

By regions, DGS data indicates that the North continues to lead in the number of vaccines administered, with a total of 1,756,275 doses, closely followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, where 1,705,909 doses have already been administered.

The Central region is the third region in the country where most people received the vaccine (983,974), followed by Alentejo (292,725), Algarve (199,146), Madeira (132,162) and the Azores (107,122).

With regard to the vaccination coverage of the population by regions, Alentejo leads in the percentage of people who have already received a dose of the vaccine (41%), while the Centre has 40%.

Madeira is in the third position with 36% of the population with a dose taken, followed by the North with 34%, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and the Azores with 32% and the Algarve with 31%.

Since vaccination against Covid-19 began on 27 December 2020, Portugal has already received 5,728,470 vaccines, having been distributed to vaccination posts in the mainland and to the autonomous regions 5,126,418 doses.

Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/