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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Re: Vaccine rollout in Portugal

Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:54 pm

Portugal's just past a million doses administered. As they're sticking to the manufacturer's dosing schedule a lot of that is second doses - up to about 7.5% of population with at least 1 dose, and 3% with both doses. Mostly those are patients and staff in residential homes. Seems to be pretty standard for the EU.

Meanwhile, the lockdown has brought cases right down to where they were at the end of last summer - 1,414 in hospital / 354 in intensive care. Even the Lisbon and Porto metropolitan areas are back to yellow on the map. No plans to unlock yet, except that it will be done slowly, one thing at a time, and with caution, according to the health boffins.

https://covid19.min-saude.pt/ponto-de-s ... -portugal/
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Re: Vaccine rollout in Portugal

Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:49 am

They opened up booking for 30+ yesterday. My first shot is on the 13th. :)
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Re: Vaccine rollout in Portugal

Post by sTeamTraen » Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:02 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:49 am
They opened up booking for 30+ yesterday. My first shot is on the 13th. :)
My rule of thumb is that the later a country opens up to under 30s, the better it is, in that—all other things being equal, such as the efficiency of the distribution network—every country gets the same number of doses per million from the EU deal, and they won't typically open up for younger people until the older ones have either had or refused the vaccine.

The 19-year-old son of a friend who lives in France had his second jab two weeks ago, which suggests that France has quite a problem with refusal.
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