SIC News | Covid-19: vaccination numbers in Portugal and in the world

Numbers in Portugal

6.3 million

received doses

6.228.272

Inoculated doses

77.917

Daily average for the last seven days

VACCINATED POPULATION

4.114.064

with a dose (40,4%)

2.114.181

with full vaccine (20,7%)

The most conservative models indicate that group immunity is achieved when 7 out of 10 people are vaccinated. The European objective is to reach the end of the summer with 70% of the population immunized, that is, with two doses of the vaccine taken.

Portugal has already received more than 6.3 million doses and 37% of Portuguese people have already been vaccinated – with the complete vaccine the value drops to 19%.

More than 93% of the population over 65 years of age has been vaccinated with at least one dose. The age group between 65 and 74 years old concentrated 201,589 second doses, which is equivalent to 36% of all inoculations in the last week.

AGE VACCINATION

In % of the population of each age group

The data from the weekly report of the DGS, released this Tuesday, indicate that half of the doses administered from 24 to 30 of May, were destined to the population that is between 50 and 64 years old: 52% had already taken a dose; 18% are already immunized via the vaccine. This week 551,651 doses were administered, 34,000 more than the week before. Almost 3 out of 5 (58%) were second doses.

DOSES ADMINISTERED BY AGE

Distribution of the accumulated number of doses (in thousands) by age group. since February 15th

North and the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo add more inoculated doses, but Alentejo is the region of the country that leads in population with at least one dose (43%) and with complete vaccination (25%), followed by Center (41% with one dose; 24% with the full vaccine). Algarve and Azores are currently the regions with the lowest percentage of the population vaccinated.

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VACCINATION BY REGION

In mainland Portugal

Worldwide, one way of understanding the speed at which different countries are vaccinating is to observe the number of doses administered per 100 inhabitants.

COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF INOCULATED DOSES

Total inoculated doses per 100 inhabitants. In countries and territories with more than 400 thousand inhabitants

Israel led the race early on. The government, which was seeking re-election in March, will have paid almost twice as much as the European Union paid for each dose and it shares weekly clinical information from citizens with pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

The United Arab Emirates and, in Europe, the United Kingdom, also occupy enviable positions in the world ranking. In the countries of South America, Chile stands out from all others.

TOTAL DOSES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Total inoculated doses per 100 inhabitants

In the European Union, vaccines are sent simultaneously to all Member States and the distribution of doses is proportional to the number of inhabitants in each country. Still, member states are vaccinating at different rates.

Portugal has almost always been on par with the average of the 27 Member States. Malta and Hungary stand out positively of the remaining partners. With the lowest number of doses per inhabitant are Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania.

POPULATION WITH THE COMPLETE VACCINE

Percentage of resident population with full vaccine. In countries and territories with more than 400 thousand inhabitants

Portugal acquired more than 32 million doses of various vaccines against covid-19. The purchase is part of an agreement between the European Union and six pharmaceutical companies. For now, there are four vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency and being administered in Portugal: BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen.

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The development of the Curevax, Novavax and Spuntik V vaccines is being monitored by the European Medicines Agency.

NEW INOCULATIONS BY COUNTRY

Moving average of the previous 7 days

The progress of each country’s vaccination plans is dependent on operational and logistical issues. The second dose of the covid-19 vaccine should take place three weeks after the first dose.

To circumvent any failures in the distribution of doses, at the beginning of the vaccination campaign, in January, Portugal chose to keep the 2nd dose for 21 days to ensure stock. This period was, at the end of January, reduced to one week.

DISTRIBUTION OF VACCINE DOSES BY COUNTRY

Percentage of resident population with 1st dose of vaccine and with full vaccine. In countries and territories with more than 400 thousand inhabitants

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