In view of the August holidays, the pressure of those who are not yet immunized is increasing to obtain an appointment, with an attached reminder, for the Covid vaccine that allows them to book their holidays in peace, without the risk of compromising them completely. A ‘coda’ online which has lengthened in the last few hours, as the regions have open to almost all age groups, with four of these having prepared the calendar for the adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15, after the green light ofItalian drug agency (Aifa).
The goal of those who aim to book holidays, especially abroad, and therefore receive the much desired green pass is to obtain the recall sufficiently in advance of the available holiday dates. This is why the serum race took place during the open day fixed in the various regions of Italy, with the hope of avoiding AstraZeneca due to the 12 weeks between the first and second dose.
Several regions have opened the doors of vaccination hubs to maturanti, so as to allow the exams to be carried out safely, while Lombardy, Veneto, Campania e Calabria they already allow reservations for children between 12 and 15 years old. In Lombardy, where reservations for under 29s have been available without distinction since yesterday evening, at 10 am today there are already almost 400 thousand (391,574) young people who have applied: 232,816 concern the range between 20 and 29 years, 120,433 that between the 16 and 20 years, 42,229 the age group between 12 and 16 and 73 under 11. Il Piedmont and the Liguria they ‘stop’ at reservations for the over 18s and the governor Giovanni Toti motivates the choice with the lack of doses to book the youngest: “If the planned vaccine deliveries are sufficient, the reservations for adolescents from 12 years in Liguria will start within ten days in stages. Opening reservations well in advance to say ‘we don’t know when the vaccines will arrive’ is essentially useless, ”he said.
Also in Friuli Venezia Giulia opening to 12-year-olds is expected in the next few days, while for theEmilia Romagna we will have to wait until 18 June to see the opening to all over 12. The idea is to stagger the openings: 7-8 June for the 12-19 age bracket, 9-10 June 35-39 years, 11-13 June 30-34 years, 14-15 June 25-29 years, 16-18 June 20-24 years. To speed up the times, however, Lazio will ask pediatricians to administer the doses to their patients.
Those who, on the other hand, do not yet have a date for administration to children between 12 and 15 years of age are there Tuscany: from 7 June reservations will be open to children between 16 and 29 years old, but there is still no day for 12-15 year olds. In Abruzzo reservations for over 16s begin today, as in Sicily and from tomorrow in Sardinia, while in Molise it is the day of those aged 30 to 39, Saturday for 20-29 and only after that will we think of young people aged 12 and up. Also there Puglia from today it allows reservations for under 40s and is also said to be ready for vaccination between the ages of 12 and 15 without specifying when.
Theoretically today is also the day of the vaccination campaign within the companies, to try to give the last push that allows the country to spend a summer in safety and with fewer restrictions, but it will take a few days to sort the supplies of vaccines from the ASL to the companies that have joined, even if some companies have started for a while.
A sprint that will be supported by the arrival of millions of vaccine doses expected in the coming days: yesterday 3.5 million arrived Pfizer, destined to support the campaign at least for the next two weeks, in addition to 370 thousand Johnson & Johnson. Today it is the turn of over 1.7 million AstraZeneca and tomorrow almost 400 thousand Modern. By the end of June another 17.5 million, for a total of 20 million.