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Factsheet for measure PT-2022-12/2860 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 19 March 2022|
|Context||COVID-19, War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to healthcare
|Author||Paula Carrilho - CESIS|
|Measure added||13 September 2022 (updated 21 September 2022)|
The Portuguese Government has approved a special measures package to host, protect and integrate people who fled Ukraine to Portugal, who have been granted temporary protection under the Resolution of the Council of Ministers 29-A/2022, of 1 March (amended by Resolution of the Council of Ministers 29-D/2022, of 11 March).
The Decree-Law 24-B/2022 of 11 March lays down exceptional measures to grant temporary protection to displaced persons from Ukraine.
One of the priorities is the vaccination of the displaced persons from Ukraine, within the scope of the National Vaccination Programme and other national vaccination strategies. On 19 March 2022 the Directorate-General for Health (Direção Geral da Saúde - DGS) issued the 003/2022 Standard with recommendation and specific orientations regarding this matter.
The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) define that the vaccination is one of the priorities of the welcome programme in terms of health.
According to the 003/2022 Standard issued by DGS, the citizens’ vaccination programmes must be adapted according to those recommended in Portugal.
Considering the existence of a greater risk of certain vaccine-preventable diseases in countries with low vaccination coverage and in the face of disruptive circumstances, such as armed conflict, priorities for vaccination against measles and polio were defined.
Recommendations regarding vaccination against tuberculosis, according to the National Vaccination Program (PNV), the Vaccination Campaign against COVID-19 and the Vaccination Campaign against seasonal flu were also issued.
These recommendations comply with the National Vaccination Programme (PNV), which determines that, in Portugal, all persons have the right to be vaccinated.
Vaccination will be carried out after an assessment of the vaccination status, according to age and possible pathologies or special circumstances. All vaccines considered necessary must be administered, whenever possible.
No information to date.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Public support service providers
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of any social partner in the design, implementation and monitoring of the measure.
Eurofound (2022), Regulation on vaccination of foreign nationals in the context of temporary protection, measure PT-2022-12/2860 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2022-12_2860.html
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