Yes to the third dose of the anti-Covid vaccine for those who are sixty or older, as well as for fragile patients. “In light of the latest EMA resolutions, the green light for the third dose (booster) of vaccine for the frail of all ages and for all over 60s, always after at least six months from the completion of the primary vaccination cycle”, reads a press release from Ministry of Health which gives notice of the circular issued this evening.
The decision of the Ministry of Health lowers and not a little the hypotheses of the minimum age for the third dose that had previously been circulated. “The orientation we held in Italy was to offer” the booster dose of the anti Covid vaccine “to the over 80s, RSA guests and then to health workers starting from the over 60s, who are more exposed to risk. Of course it is important ensure this possibility for all healthcare professionals to protect themselves but also to protect any fragile patients with whom they may come into contact. also hyperfragile patients and we will see how to regulate with age groups “, announced the Director General of Prevention of the Ministry of Health Gianni Rezza, answering a question during the press conference on the analysis of the data of the Covid Monitoring of the control room.
In the circular, however, the indication of the third dose of vaccine for the frail of all ages and for all over 60s always after at least six months from the completion of the primary vaccination cycle.