Francisco Ramos considered that this is "probably the most important" change to the country's vaccination plan, a decision justified by the increased incidence of the disease.

"What is integrated in the plan is to keep the group from 50 to 79 years old with severe health problems and pathologies, but also include all people over 80 years old, regardless of any health problem or pathology they have", said Francisco Ramos, who was speaking in Lisbon during the presentation of the vaccination plan update.