Vaccination for 18 to 29 year olds starts next week
The Covid-19 task force announced yesterday that people between 18 and 29 years old will begin to be vaccinated from next week.
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span>“The week beginning July 4th is the estimated date for the start of vaccination, in descending order, for the age group from 18 to 29 years old”, said a source from the vaccination task force.
span>According to the same source, initially, vaccination for this age group will be done through central scheduling, with users receiving an SMS message or a phone call from the health services, but self-scheduling will gradually be available up to 18 years of age. “Currently, some actions are under study that could be implemented to appeal to younger people for vaccination,” said the `task force’ coordinated by Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo.
span>A study by the National School of Public Health at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, released on Tuesday, indicates that 85.7% of young people between 16 and 25 want to be vaccinated, but 14.3% have not yet decided if they will receive the vaccine against Covid-19. “It is in the working age population, men and people with higher education that there is greater resistance to taking the vaccine”, indicates the data from the ENSP Covid-19 barometer for the period between 11 and 25 June.
span>“As the older age groups are almost totally or partially vaccinated, the highest incidences of resistance to vaccination are now evident in the young adult ranges”, explained Ana Rita Goes, scientific coordinator. According to Tuesday’s data from the Directorate-General of Health, 6% of the age group between 18 and 24 years (49,206 people) have already received the first dose of the vaccine and 5% (35,621) have completed the vaccination program.
strong>If you are 30 or over you can book your vaccination online HERE.
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em style=”color: #ffffff;”>Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/