The vaccination campaign in Italy accelerates, record of administration

The vaccination campaign in Italy accelerates, record of administration
The vaccination campaign in Italy accelerates, record of administration
AGI – The vaccination campaign accelerates and, with yesterday, reaches the daily record of 347,279 doses administered. A change of pace underlined by Health Minister Roberto Speranza already in his Thursday briefing to the Chamber. According to the weekly government report, over 10.1 million first doses have been administered in the past week, an average of 291,000 per day. The inoculated doses are 83.8% of those delivered (14.3 out of 17.1 million).

Till today, those over 80 who received the first dose of vaccine are 76.09% and those already immunized just under half (45.19%) while almost a quarter, 23.9% – in absolute numbers just over a million – are still waiting for the first dose. The percentages of immunized people are starting to be really considerable – on average three out of 4 – both among health workers and among RSA guests.

With the successes for these categories, the bulk of the vaccination campaign is all to be achieved. Only one in 6 Italians received the first dose of the Covid vaccine today. Above all, it is worrying that between 70-79 years old, that is those who are most at risk, those who received the first dose are 30.14%, those who received both doses just 3.4%. While 4.2 million people belonging to this age group are still waiting for the first. Among the most difficult objectives of the government is that of administering by June “the first dose to the target over 60, where 95% of deaths are concentrated”.

Yet the goal, reaffirmed by the emergency commissioner, Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, remains that of vaccinate half a million people every day. To do this, however, it is essential that the supply calendar is respected.

Between December and March 14 million doses arrived, between now and June we should receive more than triple, again according to the predictions of Commissioner Figliuolo. But the pace at which the Italians will be immunized will greatly depend on EMA’s assessments of the Johnson & Johnson serum, expected for Tuesday.

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