Vaccine rollout in Portugal

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Vaccine rollout in Portugal

Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:38 pm

Portugal has got 1% of its population vaccinated, which is only 106,000 people. https://www.jn.pt/nacional/infografias/ ... 39630.html

They started off with the most vulnerable groups - care homes and other long-term facilities, plus their staff of course - which will have been extra fiddly. The full rollout will be done via GP surgeries, which are a bit chaotic at the best of times but have been handling all this sh.t pretty well so far.

Interestingly, Portugal is 8th in Europe for number of vaccines administrated, ahead of places like France and Norway. But per capita is a bit behind the EU average:
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(Obviously they're sticking to the manufacturer's schedule here).
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Re: Vaccine rollout in Portugal

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:34 pm

Vaccine numbers now added to the government dashboard.

About 560k vaccines have been administered, of which about 350k are first doses and 210k second doses. So, with a pop of 10m, about 3.5% are fully at least partially covered.

That's started with folks in residential care and the staff that work there.

Cases are now back down where they were before the second wave, suggesting that strict lockdowns are pretty effective even when you don't have significant vaccination coverage.
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Re: Vaccine rollout in Portugal

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:43 pm

Interestingly all the EU countries seem to be proceeding at about the same rate, suggesting that the big issue is vaccine supply rather than the logistics of administration.

This is, tentatively, good news for poor countries with weak governance/health infrastructure - they never had a chance of buying the first customers, but I'm cautiously optimistic they'll be able to get doses into the community as fast as they arrive.
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Re: Vaccine rollout in Portugal

Post by Herainestold » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:15 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:43 pm
Interestingly all the EU countries seem to be proceeding at about the same rate, suggesting that the big issue is vaccine supply rather than the logistics of administration.

This is, tentatively, good news for poor countries with weak governance/health infrastructure - they never had a chance of buying the first customers, but I'm cautiously optimistic they'll be able to get doses into the community as fast as they arrive.
Vaccine supply in Europe is limited because so much of it is being exported.

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Re: Vaccine rollout in Portugal

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:18 pm

Exported to...?
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Re: Vaccine rollout in Portugal

Post by Herainestold » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:24 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:18 pm
Exported to...?
Outside Europe. I expect things will improve as more vaccines are approved and production in other countries is ramped up.

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