AstraZeneca, Sileri: ‘Vaccines arrive on schedule’

AstraZeneca, Sileri: ‘Vaccines arrive on schedule’
AstraZeneca, Sileri: ‘Vaccines arrive on schedule’

Clear rules. The Italian Regions are asking her to continue the vaccination campaign in the aftermath of the conclusions of the Ema investigation on AstraZeneca from which it emerged that the vaccine has a possible correlation with rare thrombosis: the European authority however reiterated that “the benefits are exceeding the risks “. Reason why the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, made it clear that the executive’s plans will not change and that therefore there should be no further slowdowns.

Yet according to the Gimbe Foundation, the goal of 500,000 administrations per day remains far off. From the weekly monitoring it emerges that 89.3% of the scheduled doses were delivered to the Regions, but only 6% of the population completed the vaccination cycle.

“The vaccines continue to arrive, according to the schedule we are proceeding also quickly and it is possible that at the end of the month they could be even more than those expected. We are very confident in the doses of J&J in the second ten days of April ”, said the Undersecretary of Health, Pierpaolo Sileri, to the microphones of Radio Cusano Campus. Furthermore, the circular sent to Regions, institutions and associations where the vaccine is remembered is approved from 18 years of age: “On the basis of current evidence, taking into account the low risk of adverse reactions of the thromboembolic type in the face of the high mortality from covid in the more advanced age groups it is shown that its preferential use is recommended in people over 60 years of age. Those who have already received a first dose of Vaxzevria can complete the course with the same vaccine. “

But Gimbe still remembers how the first version of the vaccination plan provided for more than double the doses, “as many as 28.3 million, against the 14 million delivered” and between March 1st and April 6th an average of 193,021 doses were administered per day: “We are in full third wave”. For the Covid Commissioner, Francesco Figliuolo, “the important thing is to restore confidence to everyone and get vaccinated. If we manage to complete the over 80s and the frail we will be able to open up to the productive classes “.

This is why at the meeting of EU health ministers, the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council appealed to all Member States to work towards the most coordinated position possible at 27 on the administration of AstraZeneca. According to AIFA, “in the light of the data currently available it is not possible to make recommendations regarding the identification of specific risk factors, and at the same time preventive treatments are not identifiable” for thrombotic episodes.

“As presidents of the Region we asked for maximum clarity on vaccines because a ballet frankly not reassuring for citizens took place on AstraZeneca” said the president of the Liguria Region and vice president of the Conference of Regions, Giovanni Toti who inaugurated last night in Genoa the first Italian vaccination hub also open at night until 2 am six days a week, excluding Sundays. It was set up in Genoa San Benigno by the private individuals of ‘Casa della Salute’: “We are available to vaccinate 24 hours a day” said the managing director Marco Fertonani, however after 11 pm there were few administrations.

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