The “assembly line” of vaccination against Covid-19 in Cascais | report

It takes Maria João Almeida a little over a minute to get up from her chair and leave the sports hall of São Domingos de Rana in Cascais. After half an hour of waiting after taking the vaccine she hopes will protect her from Covid-19 and with no symptoms associated with taking it, Maria João is able to go on with her day. Life played many tricks on this 54-year-old woman, head of the administrative department at the Centro Cultural de Belém: “I had a myocardial infarction in 2012, had to undergo an angioplasty, put a stent on … I have a fragile little heart. I also had a nephrectomy, I only have one kidney. And I have other things. I have a bilateral mastectomy and a skin problem, malignant melanoma. And I did gastric bypass. I lost 64 pounds. And here I am now. ”