Update June 15: The signups are now open to anyone 40 years old or older.
As of Monday, June 7, people 43 and older in Portugal with a health services number (Numero de Utente) can schedule their first COVID vaccine shot. In Lisbon, available slots as of around 21h today were open starting June 14, with a half dozen centers available around the city. To sign up, have your utente number ready, head to https://covid19.min-saude.pt/pedido-de-agendamento/ and follow the simple instructions: put in your date of birth to verify eligibility, then your full name and utente number to verify you’re you, and then select the center of your choice. The system will show you the first available date — but it will also let you try another center before committing. In our experience, it’s worth clicking around to see if there’s anything available sooner at a different center. The first available dates ranged from June 14 to June 27.
You’ll have to wait for the health authorities to send you an SMS about your time slot, which you can’t select otherwise. The platform says you should receive something within 72 hours — some report receiving it far sooner, your mileage may vary. We’ll keep you posted.
If you’re not registered with the national health system, you can still register for a vaccine, but the process is different and it’s unclear if health authorities are applying a similar age-based scheduling system. You can learn more here: Illegal Immigrants in Portugal, Those Without SNS Number Can Apply for COVID Vaccine.
Vaccinations for those 40 and up with a utente number technically began on June 6. If you’re 40 and older but under 43, see Portugal Opens COVID Vaccine Signups to Those 45 and Older. Those in their 30s are scheduled to start getting vaccinated on June 20, and those in their 20s in August.