Vaccines in Madeira – update

Another 23,400 vaccines arrive

Vaccines arriving at the hospital

JM reports today that another 23,400 vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer arrived in Madeira this morning. To date, the Region has received a total of 105,297 vaccines from Pfizer.

This latest delivery is now stored in the Pharmacy Service of the hospital administration authority SESARAM.

In a note sent to the press, the regional health authorities observed that the arrival of these vaccines allows the continuation of the regional vaccination campaign.

At the end of last Friday, April 30, the Region expected to have 86,671 vaccines against COVID-19 administered.

This weekend, a new round of vaccination took place in Porto Santo, with more than a thousand doses of the vaccine to be applied to residents of Ilha Dourada who are part of the priority groups, namely bedridden people, employees of the Occupational Activity Centers, among others.

The Covid-19 Regional Vaccination Plan establishes several stages of immunization of Madeirans against the new virus, in a process that began with health professionals, on the last day of last year, but which, as more vaccines arrive, has been extended to other priority groups.

The vaccination of professionals in the field of tourism is soon to begin, as announced by the President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque. The regional secretary of Tourism, Eduardo Jesus, has also commented on the matter, revealing that this inoculation should be concluded by the end of this month of May.

Update May 5:

The Portugal News reports that one in four Portuguese has already received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, representing more than 2.5 million people.

According to the Directorate-General for Health’s weekly report, 341,313 people have been vaccinated in the last week, and around 9% of the population are fully inoculated with both doses of the jab.

In total, just under 3,500,000 (3,483,599) doses of vaccines have been administered since the COVID-19 vaccination plan began on December 27, 2020.

A new tab has been added to the top of each page with a link to resources dealing with COVID-19 in Madeira – this covers the latest government regulations on travel to the island, how to get a PCR test, and many other links that will be useful to people wanting to travel to and from Madeira.

COVID-19 in Madeira: daily updates can be found on an earlier post.

Vaccinations in Madeira: previous updates can be found on an earlier post.

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