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Covid 19: Government launches simulator to predict when you can be vaccinated

Published on December 29, 2020

The Portuguese Government has launched an online simulator that allows citizens to know when they will be vaccinated against Covid-19.

The online form consists of questions such as the year of birth, what your professional activity is and if you suffer from any medical conditions.

The simulator makes a prediction of when you will be vaccinated, which is NOT a confirmed schedule. As explained by the Directorate-General for Health, “information is merely indicative”, and warns that “there may be differences from the result of this simulator”.

Portugal started the first vaccination phase against Covid-19 last Sunday, December 27th, more than nine months after the first case was registered in the country, as part of an initiative that covers the 27 member states of the European Union. 

The first batch of 9750 doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech – the first to be launched on the market, after being authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – arrived in Portugal last Saturday (Dec 26th), with a second contingent of 70,200 doses arriving on Monday (Dec 28th), resulting inan accumulation of 79,950 doses for starting the vaccination plan, aimed primarily at health professionals.

The first phase of vaccinations carried out by the National Health Service (SNS) will run until the end of March 2021, with the arrival of 1.2 million doses of a vaccine. The vaccine is optional, free and universal.

View the simulator here: https://covid19.min-saude.pt/vacinas/?

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