The aim is to start vaccinating by age, being the criterion of the decreasing age group – the oldest first – but at the same time including people with diseases associated with increased risk of covid, in which there is no age limit.
The SIC also clarifies that, at this stage, the health authorities have an increase in the doses of vaccines available and that DGS referred that the vaccination plan, in addition to being “dynamic and adaptable” depending on the situation of the pandemic and its consequent evolution, it also takes into account the availability of vaccines.
This Thursday, in an interview with Renascença radio and the newspaper Público, Gouveia e Melo, coordinator of the vaccination task-force, argued that the current model it lacks a “very complex and rules-based organization” and therefore “hinders all logistics and the efficiency of the process”.
“We will start with the age group that remains to be filled, I assume it will be in the 70s, then 60s, then 50s, then 40s, until we finish”, explained Gouveia e Melo. First test of this new methodology is expected to advance in the third week of April.
“It does not make sense to keep the majority of the population waiting for these small groups to be vaccinated and to accumulate vaccines that could be giving protection to people”, he defended.
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