Lisbon starts vaccinating children

Nurses wearing Rudolph the reindeer headbands or the red nose said they were trying to ease the children's anxieties.

As children left the site to head home, staff handed out candy and gave them colourful stickers saying: "I've been vaccinated!"

Portugal, which has one of the world's highest rates of vaccination against COVID-19 with around 87% of its 10 million population fully inoculated, is now facing a surge in infections, in part due to the Omicron variant.

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