According to the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health (SPMS), since self-scheduling started for those over 45 years of age, on January 19, around 7,150 requests for appointments have been made to date.
The seasonal vaccination campaign for Covid-19 started in September 2022, with more than 3 million doses of the vaccine having been administered, most booster doses of the eligible population, initially over 60 years old and, later, the age group above 50 years.
Currently, the booster dose is also available for citizens aged 18 or over, who have completed the primary vaccination schedule against Covid-19 and who have not been infected for less than 90 days, having the opportunity to take a first or second booster dose.
The Shared Services of the Ministry of Health underline that “the ease of access to seasonal vaccination through self-scheduling of the SNS 24 Portal represents an added value for users and aims to contribute to maintaining high vaccination rates against Covid-19” in Portugal.
Scheduling can be done on the SNS 24 Portal https://www.sns24.gov.pt/agendamento-de-vacina-covid-19. The user then receives a message with confirmation of the date, time, and place of vaccination, and must respond to the SMS to confirm the appointment.