Self-scheduling was opened for young people aged between 12 and 15, but the task force office responsible for the vaccination plan announced on 19 August that it has also reopened for young people aged 16 and 17.
According to the general director of Health, Graça Freitas, the decision to widen the age range was linked to the fact that there were fewer people than desired.
"Right now, we have more than 160,000 of these teenagers enrolled. In total there are about 410,000. It was self-scheduling, despite everything, positive, but it needs to be expanded and then there will be other methodologies to continue to attract these people", said Graça Freitas in an interview with RTP.
Young people who apply in the next three days can be vaccinated on the weekend of 28 and 29 August.
During the weekend that is about to start – 21 and 22 August - the first users from 12 to 15 years of age who were scheduled for these days will be vaccinated.
The Task force recalls that during the weekend the “Open House” modality will also be working for this same age group.
As of 22 August, self-scheduling will be available to all users aged 16 or over, who can make an appointment through the website https://covid19.min-saude.pt/pedido-de- scheduling/.
According to the calendar already released by task-force, the second doses of vaccine for kids between 12 and 15 years old will be administered on the weekends of 11/12 and 18/19 September, so that this age group can complete the vaccination schedule before the start of the school year.