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The Regional Health Authority has confirmed the following vaccination centre opening times.
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From the 31st of December 2020 until the 26th of September, 380,842 Covid vaccines have been administered in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. So far, 201,177 people have received their first vaccine, while 200,498 individuals have been fully vaccinated.
People who have recovered from Covid-19 can be vaccinated, provided their recovery period has been three months or longer.
Here are this week's island vaccination centre opening times...
The President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque, admitted this afternoon that a third Covid-19 vaccine or booster vaccine is the way forward.
To date, 251,573 vaccines have been administered in the Autonomous Region of Madeira since the 31st of December 2020.
This morning the Regional Secretary for Health and Civil Protection, Pedro Ramos, confirmed that the Delta coronavirus variant already represents 20% of the samples sent by the Autonomous Region of Madeira to the Ricardo Jorge Institute.
The region's health authorities went public today confirming that vaccine self-scheduling is not available in Madeira, and that all appointments are arranged by the health service.
Whether it was the sudden accounting error that misled everyone into believing that 17,500 vaccines had arrived on the island this week, but Miguel Albuquerque stated today, that he hopes that in Madeira, the vaccine will not be misused. However, when questioned by reporters, he said he had more important things to worry about!
Today, the Regional Secretary for Health and Civil Protection, Pedro Ramos, predicted that Madeira will receive 17,500 vaccines in February and a further 17,500 in March. However, he admitted that the first vaccination phase, which they hoped would be concluded by the end of May, may have to be postponed due to delivery constraints!
Madeira is to receive 206 thousand initial doses of the vaccine.
In a brief statement, the President of Madeira confirmed that Madeira is due to receive 200,000 vaccines, and that procedures are in place for the distribution of the vaccine.