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.