The third dose of vaccine will start tomorrow in Lombard pharmacies – Lombardy

The third dose of vaccine will start tomorrow in Lombard pharmacies – Lombardy
The third dose of vaccine will start tomorrow in Lombard pharmacies – Lombardy

Already 365 affiliated facilities, doses for over 60s and health care providers

(ANSA) – MILAN, 09 NOV – Starting from Wednesday 8 November, Lombard citizens will be able to receive the third dose of the Covid vaccine also in pharmacies. There are 365 affiliated principals from the Green Cross who, to date, have confirmed their availability and received the qualification at the end of the training cycle.
As per indications provided by Aifa, the Ministry of Health and the Lombardy Region, pharmacies will inject the Pfizer vaccine, which will be used regardless of the serum used for the primary vaccination cycle. It will start with eligible over-60s and healthcare professionals, provided that at least 6 months have elapsed since the last dose received.
The participation of community pharmacies in the anti-Covid prophylaxis campaign follows the test phase that started last summer, with the agreement signed between the Region and Federfarma Lombardia, which involved 21 principals and allowed the inoculation of 2,650 vaccines, highlighting between the other is the approval of the population, and is now in full swing, allowing for an important expansion of the vaccination points in the area.
“For this third phase of the anti Covid campaign, the local pharmacies take the field with the aim of facilitating access to prophylaxis and increasing the vaccination coverage rate, thanks to the capillarity of their network and the trust relationship they have built over time. with citizens “, says Annarosa Racca, president of Federfarma Lombardia. In order to book the vaccination, in this case citizens will not have to register through the regional platform managed by Poste Italiane but directly contact the nearest participating pharmacy; a simplified procedure, to facilitate the work of pharmacists but also the elderly population, who are less familiar with the internet and smartphones. The administration of the booster dose will allow you to receive the Green Pass which is valid for 12 months. (HANDLE).

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