The green light for the third dose requirement for healthcare professionals could arrive tomorrow. Not only that: according to what government sources reveal to Fanpage.it, the CDM will decide to reduce the duration of the Green Pass.
Important decisions regarding the Covid vaccine and Green Pass could arrive tomorrow, after the Council of Ministers. According to what government sources tell Fanpage.it, on Thursday the green light will come both to the third dose obligation for health professionals and to the reduction of the Covid Certification. Two measures in view of the upcoming winter, already marked by the fourth wave of infections that is going through all of Europe.
L’obligation on the third dose of vaccine to health professionalson the other hand, it is in line with the legislation already in force. On this front, however, the government wants to accelerate. In fact, the numbers of infections among doctors and nurses are frightening: according to the latest ISS data these have tripled in the last two months: from 14 October to 14 November, 2,736 were recorded, against 2,396 in the previous month and 936 in the period between September 14 and August 14. “The number of infections among health professionals shows how vaccination is a real tool, which pulled us out of the condition we were in, counting deaths every month and every wave. So, since I think that a booster can only do you good, I believe that the third dose must be done, even in a mandatory manner“, commented yesterday in an interview with Fanpage.it Filippo Anelli, president of the National Federation of the Orders of Physicians and Dentists (Fnomceo).
On the question Green Pass things are more complex. Yesterday the minister for regional affairs, Maria Stella Gelmini, had said that the time of the Covid Certification for the vaccinated would not have changed, remaining 12 months as currently envisaged. At the same time it had opened up to possible changes in the future, based on the trend of the infections. The Undersecretary of Health Andrea Costa, for his part, had instead stressed the importance of thinking about a review of the duration of the Green Pass. On the same line, several experts from the scientific world who, reiterating the importance of speeding up third doses, underline that already after six months the effectiveness of the vaccine is, albeit slightly, decreasing.