Covid: only 8% take booster

Maritimo edge closer to relegation

Booster headline in JM

The headline in today’s JM reveals that a large part of the Madeiran population has chosen to decline the seasonal booster vaccination against Covid-19. Only 8% of residents adhered to the booster dose, most of whom were aged between 70 and 79 years. Bruna Gouveia, regional deputy director of Health, calls for vaccination and reminds Madeirans that “immunity against Covid-19 does not last”.

The main picture is of Benfica, the current leaders of the top division, beating Marítimo in Funchal yesterday. Ten thousand people watched their comfortable triumph in Barreiros, 3-0, which leaves the green-and-reds still in a relegation play-off spot, but with just one point of advantage over the bottom teams, Santa Clara and Paços from Ferreira.

The newspaper confirms that the Star Wars cast arrived in Madeira yesterday and that filming will start today in Caniçal.

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

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10 thoughts on “Covid: only 8% take booster”

  1. The assistant director of health is clearly unaware that vaccine immunity does not last nearly as well as natural immunity from having had covid.

  2. There is a growing body of evidence that shows that each time you have Covid, however mild the symptoms, your chances of developing cardiovascular complications down the line increases. Only time will tell, but personally I would rather not take the risk, when there are such simple precautions one can take.

    However, like john + hardy, I’m sure it won’t be long before Mick-the-covid-expert imparts is special brand of wisdom!

  3. The Medical Authorities know far more about the advisability of receiving the “Booster Jabs” than the unqualified General Public have. Help and hoped for prevention of Covid is far better than than to be treated for the illness. I have had as many Boosters as I have been offered. Another point I wish to state is that should a person develop Covid after having been vaccinated the illness will not be so severe as it might have been. There are some people in the U.K. who do not believe in having Jabs of any kind but should they develop Covid they are usually the first people to say “Whoever would have thought that even I would have caught it.” Having spent many holidays on your beautiful Island I say to any doubters in Madeira “HAVE YOUR BOOSTERS WHEN YOU ARE OFFERED THEM” rather than to infect the unsuspecting Tourists on whom Madeira relies for the “Prosperity” of the Island.


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