What Makes Portugal a Global Leader In Vaccine Coverage. Vice Admiral Sails to the Top
Learn about the latest COVD-19 data for Portugal and the remarkable man behind the Portuguese Task Force for COVID-19 who helped Portugal become a global leader and case study in vaccine coverage.
This article wants to compliment the extraordinary job carried out by Vice-Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, coordinator of the Task Force in Portugal. He is a Portuguese Navy officer currently serving as the Adjutant for Planning and Coordination of the Armed Forces General Staff.
The Vice-Admiral became coordinator of the 'task force' responsible for the vaccination plan against covid-19 in February 2021.
President of the Republic awarded, in a restricted ceremony at the Palace of Belém, Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo and Lieutenant General Eurico Justino Craveiro, with the Grand Cross of the Military Order of Avis, for their military careers", it reads. More details are on the website of the Presidency of the Republic.
Just a quick note about Henrique Gouveia e Melo. He was born in Mozambique in 1960, joined the Escola Naval in September 1979 and sailed on the Albacora, Barracuda, and Delfim submarines, performing various operational functions as a garrison and command officer.
What is the Task Force
The task force for elaborating the «Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 in Portugal», created by order no. 11737/2020, of November 26, from the governing areas of National Defense, Internal Administration, and Health, aims to ensure the coherence and execution of the Plan and coordinate the work already carried out among all entities involved in the success of this operation, as well as articulation with the Autonomous Regions and consultation with relevant bodies.
Latest Task Force News
Vice-Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, the coordinator of the Task Force in Portugal, reaffirms that the Task Force's mission could end at the end of the month. Portugal is reaching the limit of 85% population vaccinated. From here, vaccination can be provided by health centers. But Gouveia e Melo guarantees that he will only undress the camouflage when he feels this war won.
The picture below exhibits the most recent data. Portugal ranks 2nd after the UAE
Do you still have questions? Learn more from experts
Is it safe to travel to Portugal?
Yes, it is safer than to travel to most countries, including to the United States.
Will I need more COVID-19 shoots?
That's an excellent question. The most recent answer to this question is available here. We believe a third shot will be inevitable for many people.
Is it safe for my children to take the vaccine?
Portugal gave a lesson to the world with regards to this topic. You can learn more from the official data available on the government site.
Which are the latest Covid-19 metrics for Portugal?
Another excellent question! You can learn from the data in real-time.
Do I still need to wear a mask outside?
For the moment yes, however, our data suggest that soon you will no longer need to use one outside except in crowded scenarios.
I still have questions. Who shall I address?
Please find a list of frequent answers and questions. Then, call the SNS if you need help.
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