The first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived on Sunday in Portugal. File
Portugal's health ministry said on Monday the AstraZeneca vaccine should preferably be used on under-65s, the latest European country to express reservations about its efficacy on older people.
Still, the ministry said, the vaccination of a person of 65 years or more should not be delayed if the AstraZeneca vaccine is the only one available.
Portugal has recorded 765,414 coronavirus cases and 14,158 deaths.
The first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived on Sunday, numbering 42,300 doses. The country has so far received just under 390,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and 19,200 Moderna doses, the health ministry says.
Germany, France, Austria and Norway have said they will only administer the shot to under-65s, with Poland limiting it to under-60s and Spain and Italy to under-55s.
Britain’s government said on Sunday it would give financial aid to airports before the end of March, after the industry called for urgent support as tighter COVID-19 rules for international travellers start on Monday.
Al Wahda returned to winning ways with a 4-1 victory over Hatta at Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in matchweek 14 of the Arabian Gulf League, which is held under the slogan ‘Together We Recover’ in support of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination efforts.
A serious problem has arisen with the supply of the COVID-19 vaccines to the poor countries, especially in Africa because of the short shelf-life of the vaccines, ranging from AstraZeneca’s six months to Johnson & Johnson’s two
Earlier this week, there was a public outpouring of emotion as Maggie Keenan, aged 90, was the first person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. With effective vaccines coming to market, the end of the pandemic could be within our sight.
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