Portuguese PM receives COVID-19 vaccine...

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Portuguese PM receives COVID-19 vaccine

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:29 PM, 16 February 2021   Updated: 07:30 PM, 16 February 2021

Antonio Costa (File Photo)

Antonio Costa (File Photo)

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Monday received the first dose of the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, reports Xinhua citing Lusa news agency.

Minister of Health Marta Temido also confirmed that she had been vaccinated.

Portugal’s COVID-19 vaccination began late last December, primarily covering health professionals, in addition to the elderly and patients in long-term care units, members of the security forces, and people over 80 years of age.

According to the Portuguese Minister of Health Marta, Portugal decided to prioritize professionals of essential services, such as some holders of sovereign bodies.

The minister confirmed that Portugal has so far received 694,800 doses of vaccines, while the PfizerBioNTech consortium has sent 104,130 more vaccines on Monday.