Portugal to make Covid vaccine free, universal and perhaps even mandatory. : worldnews


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Graça Freitas during the usual press conference on Covid-19 in Portugal stated that “Portuguese legislation allows a vaccine to be used in an epidemic and in defence of public health to be mandatory.”

“If the vaccine is extremely effective and the added value for public health is very large, it can be considered a mandatory vaccination methodology”, she explained, adding that if it is a vaccine with a lower degree of effectiveness, the decision may be different.

During the press conference, the president of Infarmed, Rui Santos, said that the 6.9 million vaccines acquired by Portugal constitute the first batch and that the acquisition of other vaccines is currently being negotiated by the European Union, in order to ensure a greater variety.


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