Vaccination has been suspended at the Personal Healthcare Unit (UCSP) in Gouveia, Guarda Region, following a possible cold chain failure, the “task force” coordinating the operation said today.
The Gouveia-led structure said in a statement. And Milo.
In the same note, the body coordinating the COVID-19 vaccination scheme stressed that it was not “expected that this incident would have an impact on the health of users”, given the “characteristics of vaccines against COVID-19”. .
Despite this warning, the “task force” said that users vaccinated between September 2-4 “will be contacted by health authorities, in the coming days, in order to monitor the efficacy of the vaccinated vaccines.”
The body responsible for coordinating vaccination in mainland Portugal added that the national authority for medicines and health products, Infarmed, was monitoring the situation.
“If there is any suspicion of an adverse reaction, it should be sent via the RAM portal (https://www.infarmed.pt/web/infarmed/submissaoram),” Task Force reinforced.
According to the same statement, the scheduled appointments of this vaccination center will be rescheduled to other centers in the vicinity and “the investigation of the facts will be requested to the general inspection of health activities.”
Covid-19 has caused at least 4,574,225 deaths worldwide, among the more than 221.13 million new coronavirus infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest report from Agence France-Presse.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 17,816 people have died and 1,048,941 confirmed cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the Directorate General of Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil or Peru.
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