Covid-19: Booster Vaccination Rate Among Seniors Close To 90% – Last Minute

Nearly 79,000 people received a booster dose of the covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, and from the age of 70 onwards, the universe of those vaccinated with a booster dose is already approaching 90%, according to official data released today.

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According to the daily vaccination report released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), on Tuesday “95,553 inoculations of vaccines against covid-19 (full primary and booster regimen) and against influenza were administered”. Portugal has 8,707,787 people with complete primary vaccination and 3,109,134 with a booster dose, and on Tuesday 78,750 people were inoculated with this booster dose.

With regard to the distribution of booster doses already administered by age group, the elderly approach a vaccination rate of 90%, with people aged 80 years and over having a rate of 89% (585,361 people vaccinated) and with those aged between 70 and 79 with a vaccination rate of 88% (852,022 vaccinated).

Between 60 and 69 years there are 71% vaccinated (890,811 people) and between 50 and 59 years the rate of vaccination with a booster dose is significantly lower, standing at 33% (464,321 people).

With regard to children between 5 and 11 years old, 95,857 have already started vaccination.

Between the 6th and 9th of January, an exclusive vaccination period for this age group takes place in the mornings. Afternoons are reserved for teachers and other workers in the school community.

With regard to the flu, 2,455,902 vaccines have already been administered, of which 12,362 were administered on Tuesday.

Covid-19 has caused 5,456,207 deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report by Agence France-Presse.

In Portugal, since March 2020, 19,029 people have died and 1,499,976 cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the Directorate-General for Health today.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.

A new variant, Ómicron, considered worrisome and highly contagious by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been detected in southern Africa, but since the South African health authorities raised the alert on 24 November, infections in hairs have been reported. 110 countries less, being dominant in Portugal.

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