The Ministry of Healthand widens the audience of the population that can receive the third dose of the vaccine against the Covid: not only the immunosuppressed, the guests of the RSA and the over 80s, but all over 60 and all fragile subjects regardless of their age. The new circular comes after Monday theMom, the European Medicines Agency, has concluded that the new boosters may be considered for people aged 18 and over, as it contributes to increased antibody production. The OK from the Agency comes first for Pfizer and then also for Modern. “In light of Ema’s latest resolutions – reads the ministry’s circular – green light for the third dose (booster) of vaccine for the frail of all ages and for all over 60s, always afterwards at least six months from the completion of the primary vaccination course “.
The Director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Gianni Rezza, already on Friday afternoon at the press conference he had announced the new circular, specifying however that “for the moment there is no thought of a universal appeal on the whole population “. The president of the Higher Institute of Health (Iss), Silvio Brusaferro, he had also stressed the importance of “keeping a high response immune, following the recommendations issued by the Medicines Agency Aifa and from the ministry about the desirability of do reinforcements, references to the categories in particular more fragile“. A necessary protection in the face of Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2 which “is now practically circulating almost exclusive” in Italy.
In the meantime, today the Lazio Region has announced the start of the administration of the third dose for operators sanitary, “As identified by the circular of the Ministry of Health of 27 September”, explained the regional councilor of Lazio, Alessio D’Amato. “We start with over 60 at high risk of exposure and comorbidity”, explained D’Amato. The same also at the Mediterranean Fair di Palermo: the first doctors arrived at the vaccination hub ready to receive the third inoculation of anti-Covid serum.
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