We’re Portuguese residents having moved to the Algarve two years ago after sixteen years in Madeira where we farmed lavender for essential oil production - on a small but growing scale.
Love living in Tavira now. We’re registered for health etc and have had mostly good support during the pandemic. We both had our first jabs in May 21 - I’m 77 my husband is 75. We were given no choice and had the Jansson single jab.
As time and covid have progressed we now need a booster for more protection ( we’ve already had our flu jabs) . But the Jansson vaccine is not being offered and I cannot get any answers from anywhere as to when they will be made available.
My Doctor and several pharmacy nurses have said we cannot now have Pfizer or Moderna jabs as they react in different ways in the system . Why did so many get the Jansson vaccine without Portugal health department not now offering this same booster? I note that America is using Jansson boosters with great success and the EMA told me that decisions are made across Europe but also in individual countries. I read yesterday that Madrid has destroyed hundreds of thousands of all vaccines recently as they reach their use by date. Why didn’t they send them whilst in date to the countries that are unable to get enough doses- what a horrendous waste!
I’m appealing to you in the hope that someone in your group may be able to get a successful answer to this question which is relevant to many residents of this great country.