“The Online Vaccination Scheduling Portal makes it possible to request the scheduling of the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, for children aged 5 to 11, so that they can be vaccinated on February 5 and 6, exclusively for the paediatric environment, in the most convenient location, according to the availability and installed capacity of the existing vaccination posts”, indicated the SPMS in a statement.

The SPMS also added that “children who are eligible for the administration of the second dose, that is, who were vaccinated on December 18 and 19, will receive an SMS with confirmation of the respective schedule”.

Children will be able to make an appointment on the Ministry of Health's website dedicated to covid-19 https://covid19.min-saude.pt/pedido-de-agendamento .

Self scheduling is also available for those over 18 who wish to receive a booster jab and for those 50 years old or over for a booster Covid-19 jab and/or a flu vaccination.