Isolation period for asymptomatics becomes seven days

Graça Freitas, Director General of Health © ANDRÉ KOSTERS/LUSA Cash/Lusa 05 Janeiro, 2022 • 08:17 The rules updated by the DGS also reduce the isolation of high-risk contacts to seven days, but change the definitions of these contacts, which only come into force next Monday. Thus, cohabitants of the confirmed case are considered high-risk contacts, unless they have a … Read more

Better or worse: infected always rising after a million tests in three days (analysis)

In the last week, eight times more tests were carried out than in the same week of 2020. On the 30th alone, there were more than 400 thousand, a barrier that had never been surpassed before. Comparison reveals that the pandemic is spreading, but the severity is less, as shown in the “Better or Worse” … Read more

Worst Sunday since January on a day with 25 deaths per covid-19

Augusto Correia Today at 2:25 pm Portugal registered 4266 new cases of covid-19 and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest number in more than nine months, on the worst Sunday since January. The General Directorate of Health (DGS) reported 4266 new infections and 25 deaths, 17 men and eight women, associated with … Read more

“Benefit-Risk Assessment Favors Vaccination” of Children

“The General Directorate of Health received, on December 5, from the Technical Commission on Vaccination against covid-19 (CTVC), the technical position on vaccination” in children from five to 11 years, begins by clarifying the entity in a statement . From this technical position, “which results from international studies and from the consultation of other scientific … Read more

DGS recommends inoculation. Children from five to 11 years old will receive vaccine from Pfizer

In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, the structure led by Graça Freitas underlines that the recommendation is based on the position of the Technical Vaccination Commission against Covid-19 (CTVC), according to which, based on the available data, the risk-benefit assessment is favorable for the vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years of age.. … Read more

DGS recommends vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years old

The General Directorate of Health (DGS) recommends the vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years old, with priority given to children with diseases considered to be at risk for severe COVID-19. In a statement, the DGS said that the vaccine to be used will be Comirnaty® (Pfizer), which has a positive opinion from the … Read more

DGS Accelerates Flu Vaccination and Covid-19 Booster Dose

According to DGS, users eligible for the booster dose of COVID-19 have been called for joint vaccination. DGS recalls that vaccination against influenza and COVID is essential to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. The general director of Health believes that the open house modality facilitates the access of older people to vaccination. The … Read more

DGS recommends booster doses with Pfizer and Modern vaccines

The standard updated by the General Directorate of Health explains that the recommendation for booster doses applies regardless of the vaccine that was applied in the first schedule. It excludes, however, those who have recovered from the new coronavirus infection.DGS recalls that, “if the primary vaccination schedule was carried out with an mRNA vaccine, the … Read more

Admissions rise in day with two deaths

Portugal has confirmed, in the last 24 hours, 599 new cases of covid-19, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). Report this Sunday (September 26) also states that two more people died from SARS-CoV-2 infection. The two deaths occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and in the Center region. There … Read more