Yes to the preferential lane for the third dose also to teachers and school staff – respecting the six months after the second dose – because they too work in risky environments.
After the intervention of the Minister of Education, Patrizio Bianchi, the Undersecretary of Health, Pierpaolo Sileri, also confirmed, in an interview with Corriere della Sera, the orientation of the government.
“It was done for health professionals and how their teachers and school workers work in high-risk environments, in contact with young people who are not immunized under the age of 12 as the vaccine for their age is not yet available”.
So, Sileri explains, he would add the school’s employees to the high-priority categories “But always respecting the six months that must elapse between the second and third dose. There is no scientific evidence that it is necessary to anticipate. We take into account that most of the staff completed their cycle in the summer (90% with AstraZeneca) so there is still some time left. A decision has not been made, it is being discussed ”.
“The increase in cases expected, and the No vax demonstrations did not help”, he reflects.
Explain that under 20s absorb 23% of new infections: “And in addition to catching the virus, they bring it home. It is premature to speak of lightening or even abolishing the Green pass, but ‘we will live a free Christmas’. The decision on the second dose is imminent for those who made the J&J single-dose “.