Covid, vaccines boom, 350 thousand doses under 30 in 7 days, triple the 50-69 year-olds – Healthcare

Covid, vaccines boom, 350 thousand doses under 30 in 7 days, triple the 50-69 year-olds – Healthcare
Covid, vaccines boom, 350 thousand doses under 30 in 7 days, triple the 50-69 year-olds – Healthcare

In the last week they have been vaccinated with the first dose or the single dose (because they have already had Covid) almost 350 thousand under 30, 118 thousand of which are very young between 12 and 19 years. The data is obtained from the latest government report updated yesterday which shows that vaccinations among the youngest are growing at a triple rate compared to those of adults between 50 and 69 years old whose vaccinations in the last seven days were 124 thousand.

Waiting to understand, next week, what effect will have had the decree that makes the green pass mandatory from 6 August to access a whole series of activities and services, the figure that is already obtained by looking at the tables relating to the last week it is that young people are driving the vaccination campaign. In the 12-19 range, for which only Pfizer’s vaccine is authorized, 1,232,932 children took the first dose or the single dose, 117,788 more than 7 days before. Between the ages of 20 and 29 – to whom Pfizer, Moderna and also Johnson & Johnson were administered – the increase in the last week is 231,180. Between the ages of 12 and 29, therefore, 348,968 took the first dose or the single dose. Much lower numbers, on the other hand, between 50-59 year olds and 60-69 year olds, age groups in which there are still almost 3.8 million citizens who have not even taken the first dose. In the last week, the 50-59 year-olds who took the first dose or the single dose totaled 78,236 while in the 60-69 range there were 45,652, for a total of just under 124 thousand.

We must use every day and every opportunity to say forcefully that the vaccine is the only way out of this pandemic. I also say that those who freely decide not to get vaccinated today are doing an act of irresponsibility “. Andrea Costa, undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, speaking during the review aCourma!, organized in Courmayeur. “Irresponsibility because – he explained – he puts his own life at risk and puts the lives of others at risk. I believe that in a moment like this a sense of community should prevail, in the awareness that getting vaccinated means making others safe and also doing a gesture of solidarity. ‘”You see also in this battle I believe that everyone can do their part. Because in the face of citizens still skeptical “towards the anti-Covid vaccine”, the word of a friend, the word of an acquaintance, the word of the family doctor, the word of the pharmacist may be more important “. Andrea Costa said, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, speaking at the aCourma! exhibition, organized in Courmayeur. “I really believe”, added Costa, “everyone’s contribution is needed and everyone can be a protagonist in fighting this battle together”.

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