(Teleborsa) – The EMA, European Medicines Agency, has made it known that will decide on the administration of the third dose of the anti-Covid vaccine and the recall to early October.
“Studies confirm that the third dose helps in cases of immunosuppressed patients,” he recalled Marco Cavaleri, director general of the EMA and head of the task force on vaccines, adding that the priority remains that of “completing the vaccination cycle for those who have not yet done so”.
The EMA – added the expert – did not receive at any moment request for the vaccine for children under 12 years old, but Pfizer is expected to submit data for the vaccine extension request to children aged 5 to 11 in early October and Moderna in early November.
Vaccinations under braking
The latest data provided by Gimbe Foundation they speak of a collapse in vaccinations in the last two weeks: compared to the 10 million doses available they are registered less than 500 thousand doses administered, down 41%. The most resistant category is confirmed by quelkla of fifty-year-olds8, but also the very young (12-19 year olds) are holding back.
They grow up infected in 24 hours
Meanwhile, the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health indicates that, in the last twenty-four hours, in Italy, 4,061 infected (from 3,970 yesterday) and 63 victims (yesterday there were 67).
The molecular and antigenic swabs carried out were 321,554 compared to 292,872 carried out the previous day, with a positivity rate which fell by 1.3% from 1.4% yesterday.
There are 505 patients in intensive care (11 fewer than yesterday), while 3,650 patients are hospitalized with symptoms in the ordinary wards (146 fewer).