The Regional Health Directorate informs that vaccination against Covid-19 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira will implement the recommendations issued, today, by the Directorate-General for Health, Vaccination Task Force and National Medicines Authority (INFARMED) . This means that the AstraZeneca vaccine will only be administered in the Autonomous Region of Madeira to people over 60 years of age. Whoever is below this age group will be inoculated with a drug from another manufacturer.
This change, according to a note issued by DRS; it will have no impact on the Covid-19 vaccination program scheduled for the next few days.
It is important to emphasize that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective. Vaccination is the most important weapon for protection against the disease.
For tomorrow, the vaccination campaign will continue in the Vaccination Centers in the municipalities of Câmara de Lobos, Ponta do Sol and Funchal, as scheduled.
The Regional Health Directorate remains in contact with the other national and international Health Entities and adds that it has a free helpline for the population dedicated to vaccination Covid-19, SRS VACINA COVID-19, Tel 800 210 263.