Coronel Carlos Penha-Gonçalves, coordinator of the
vaccination plan against covid-19 and the flu, told CNN Portugal, that the
'Open House' regime will become available for people over 50 years, from
"What we are going to do from tomorrow [Thursday] is to
open the Open House regime for the 50-year-olds. This is a regime in which
people do not need to receive an SMS or make an appointment, just consult the
times from the vaccination posts, go to the post and they will be
vaccinated", announced Penha-Gonçalves.
Regarding the opening of this regime for the following age
groups - 30 and 40 years old - the colonel does not, however, advance
expectations. "That decision has not yet been taken and will depend on the
epidemiological assessment being made by the DGS", he said.
The coordinator of the vaccination plan revealed that four
million people have already been called to be vaccinated, and that 2.9 million
people have already been inoculated.