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Hotel Workers Should Have Priority Vaccination

The Madeira Hotel and Similar Trade Union has today requested that the Regional Secretary for Health and Civil Protection, Pedro Ramos, give vaccination priority to those working in the hotel and tourism sector.  They argue that ensuring that those working within this sector are vaccinated is of great importance, particularly as they are in regular close contact with visitors to the island and that this is the only way to guarantee that  Madeira remains a ‘safe and quality destination.’

Therefore, they defend the administration of vaccines “particularly in the hospitality industry, which is where customers spend most of their time, hence the importance of establishing trust between workers and customers.”

In the Autonomous Region of Madeira, 35,133 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered between the 31st of December and the 14th March this year.  So far 22,051 people have received their first vaccination and 13,082 have completed their vaccination course.

Madeira’s Regional Vaccination Plan-19 consists of three phases, starting with priority groups (50,000), followed by people with serious underlying health problems (50,000) and then the rest of the population (100,000).

Samantha Gannon

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