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COVID-19/Santo Antão: Arlindo do Rosário satisfied with the results achieved in terms of vaccination in the island

Porto Novo, Aug  5 (Inforpress) – The Minister of Health, Arlindo do Rosário, congratulated the Santo Antão citizens and the health structures in the island for the results achieved so far in terms of vaccination against COVID-19, in the three municipalities.

The Minister of Health, who ended a three-day visit to Santo Antão on Wednesday, followed the vaccination strategies implemented on this island by the health services, praising the fact that Santo Antão presented, at this time, the highest vaccination rates in the country with the first doses.

The most recent data indicate that the island of Santo Antão has already reached a vaccination rate of the eligible population with the first dose of 74.7 percent (%), and at the level of the municipalities, Ribeira Grande is the one with the highest vaccination rate (81.2%), followed by Paul, with 78.9% and Porto Novo, with 67.4%.

Arlindo do Rosário congratulated the Santo Antão population who “join and collaborating with the authorities” in this process, but also left “a word of appreciation” to health structures and vaccination teams.



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