AGI – In the case of the under 12s, “it is better to use an excess of prudence, also in order not to give new arguments to the no vax: we await new and more extensive data, once we have them we will be able to vaccinate even the smallest ones safely“. This was stated by Andrea Crisanti, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Padua, speaking at” Agorà “on Raitre.
“Eight to nine compulsory vaccinations are done as a child – reminds Crisanti – there is no problem from this point of view but since we are dealing with new vaccines from a technological point of view it is better to exceed caution: the first Pfizer data arriving from the United States on a sample of about 3,500 children indicate that there are no dangers but soon, I repeat, we will have more extensive data and we will be able to be even more relaxed “.
Third dose? It needs to be explained better
“On the subject of the third dose, there was some hesitation on the part of politics and the CTS itself: it had to be said and explained well that the protection of the vaccine is limited to six months”, commented Crisanti. “It was right to give priority to oncologists, the frail and the elderly – recalled Crisanti – but afterwards there is nothing wrong with doing it at all, there are many vaccination protocols that provide for three doses”
The duration of the Green pass must be aligned with the vaccine
“The duration of the Green pass must be aligned with that of the vaccine: most Italians were vaccinated between April and July, in a few months we risk having less safe environments, with people who are more likely to become infected and transmit the virus “, underlined Crisanti
“From the data currently available – recalled Crisanti – it emerges that after six months the protection of the vaccine against infection drops from 95 to 40% while that against disease and severe forms drops from 90 to 65%”.