Joe Biden has set a good example and, after the American president, we too will soon see a new wave of more or less famous over 80 inoculations live on TV. In fact, as was easy to predict, it will begin with the older ones. The way to the third dose it was given by the Ministry of Health with a circular indicating the criteria for starting the administration. The text of the circular lists the categories concerned, starting with those over 80. The staff and guests of the residential facilities will follow for Senior citizens.
Third dose, here are the categories concerned
And, even after health professionals who are over 60 years old – or with pathologies that can expose them to contagion – who carry out their activities in public and private health, social and social welfare structures, in pharmacies, parapharmacies and professional offices .
The circular also states that “the strategy of administering a ‘booster’ dose – as the third dose is defined – may also include subjects with high frailty motivated by concomitant / pre-existing pathologies, subject to the opinion of the regulatory agencies”.
The third dose, according to the circular of the Ministry of Health, “must be administered after at least 6 months from the completion of the primary vaccination cycle”.
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As was already known, the Ministry also specifies that the third dose will be with vaccine to mRna. “Regardless of the vaccine used for the primary cycle (Comirnaty, Spikevax, Vaxzevria, Janssen), considering the indications provided by the technical scientific commission of Aifa, it will now be possible to use any of the two authorized m-Rna vaccines as a ‘booster’ dose in Italy (Comirnaty of BioNTech / Pfizer and Spikevax of Moderna) ».
As for a possible extension of the vaccine to the entire population, the circular says that “it will instead be decided on the basis of the acquisition of new scientific evidence and the epidemiological trend”.
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In the meantime, the possibility of combining the traditional with the third dose is also being discussed flu shot which usually starts at the end of September. In Lazio, the Councilor for Health D’Amato says he is ready but not all experts agree on the combination and there are those, like Silvestro Scotti, secretary of the Italian Federation of General Practitioners (Fimmg), who advises to put a couple of weeks between the third dose the vaccine that protects from seasonal flu.