Portuguese PM receives COVID-19 vaccine
Published: 07:29 PM, 16 February 2021 Updated: 07:30 PM, 16 February 2021
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.