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a VirtualTourist member from Mijas

São Martinho do Porto

Swine flu/vaccine

Hi, my husband and I are coming to Sao Martinho on 7th October for 6 months initially. The swine flu vaccination will be available in the U.K some time in October. As a diabetic I would be one of the first to receive the vaccination. Can anyone tell me as a matter of urgency a) the current situation with regard to swine flu incidence b) when the vaccination is likely to be available in Portugal and c) whether vulnerable groups will be offered the vaccination first as in the UK.
Also, can someone find out how long it would take to get the temp residenc permit if we apply straight away, as we may need this to get the vaccination?

Your help will be very much appreciated!


2 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Huddersfield

Swine flu is just flu, nothing more, nothing less.
It is less dangerous than normal seasonel flu.
I am also a diabetic and I have had the swine flu, I will still have the jab in October.
At risk patients like yourself will be offered the jab first, I don't know when it will be available in Portugal.
Your resident permit will not be effected because of the flu jab.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Mijas

Thank you for your answer. Much appreciated.

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