Compared to the previous report, in one week the number of people with complete vaccination increased by 4 percent, while with the first dose this increase was 5 percent. The most recent data from the vaccination campaign goes back to Sunday, 15 August and covers the inoculation of people aged 16 and over.
The Alentejo and Central regions continue to have the most advanced vaccination process, respectively with 69 percent and 68 percent of the population with the complete vaccination cycle, followed by the Algarve, Madeira and North, all with 66 percent. Azores and Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, respectively with 63 percent and 64 percent of the population fully vaccinated, are the regions furthest behind in the process. The DGS points out that, in the case of the Azores, the data "may be underestimated", since there was a "delay between the administered vaccines and their registration".
Older people, who started being vaccinated earlier, are among the most immunized, with 90 percent (50-64 years) to 97 percent (65 years onwards) with full vaccination. The younger age groups, which started being vaccinated later, are the ones that have progressed the most lately: in those aged 25-49, 70 percent of people already have the complete vaccination cycle and 83 percent have at least one dose, in the group above, of young people between 18 and 24 years old, 30 percent completed the vaccination and 54 percent started the process.
The report also counts, among young people aged 16 to 17, 152,292 (9 percent) with the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and 3,780 with the second and last (youth with risk diseases). In the previous report, 10,178 young people between 16 and 17 years old had been vaccinated with one dose. The increase registered in one week of young people in this age group with the first dose comes after the mass vaccination campaign carried out last weekend.
Portugal received 15.3 million doses of vaccines and distributed 14.0 million throughout the territory. In the country, since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,584 people have died and 1,006,588 cases of infection have been registered, according to the latest bulletin from the DGS.