The editorial staff
08 October 2021 17:12
Supplies of vaccines are on the way for the flu campaign, which will start in the province of Venice (as well as throughout the Veneto) on November 2. Ulss 3 is expected to receive the first loads on 18 October: the company has placed orders for around 140,000 vaccines, which will be destined in particular to the over 60s, but also those at risk, operators of essential services and health workers.
Both the family doctors in their studies and the staff who work within the Covid vaccination centers will administer them: the flu vaccine, as clarified by the CTS, can be administered in combination with the anti Covid one, which is the first, the second or third dose. “Compared to the past, the audience of recipients has been expanded, passing from over 65 to over 60 – explained Dr. Vittorio Selle, director of the hygiene and public health service – There will be a specific campaign on retirement homes, where we have 3600 guests and 1000 operators who will be vaccinated directly on the spot. And then the essential services: police and carabinieri, firefighters, finance, military, etc., all categories to which we recommend the vaccine ». The goal is to reach a coverage of 75% of over 60s.
«In the large vaccination centers – Selle specified – as early as November 2nd we will be able to administer both vaccines. In the next few days we will meet the general practitioners to organize the same in their studies as well. We plan to campaign between November and December, anticipating the peak of flu that will be between Christmas and January. One of the most important objectives – he concludes – is the coverage of health workers ».
The flu vaccine is free for those over 60 and for those at risk. In particular, 80,000 doses of Vaxigrip will arrive for Ulss 3 (intended for patients between 60 and 74 years of age), 53,000 of Fluad (aged 75 and over) and some other thousands of Efluelda (intended for large elderly people in the rsa and immunosuppressed) and Flucelvax (healthcare professionals and patients with allergies).