Vaccines for over 16s in Palermo, 10,000 bookings: “Double dose for almost everyone by the summer”

Vaccines for over 16s in Palermo, 10,000 bookings: “Double dose for almost everyone by the summer”
Vaccines for over 16s in Palermo, 10,000 bookings: “Double dose for almost everyone by the summer”

The vaccination campaign in Palermo seems to have taken a good turn. From today all over Sicily reservations are open also for those born after 2005 even if in a few hours the available places have already been sold out until 19 June. Between today, Thursday 3 June, and Saturday 19 June, over ten thousand have already booked for the vaccine against Coronavirus at the Mediterranean Fair in Palermo. The appointments were made within a few hours, between the evening of June 2 and the morning of 3. Reservations were staggered and limited to blocks of a few hundred a day to better distribute the influxes. By today, based on the daily bookings received on the Fair’s online platform (, it is estimated that around 500 vaccinated over 16 – under 40 will be vaccinated at the provincial hub.

“We have expanded the booking possibilities on the Fiera platform, after the many requests received at our help desk – declared the Covid Commissioner of the Metropolitan City of Palermo. Renato Costa -. It is exactly the answer we expected: we have noticed that the more you go down with age, the less hesitation you have towards the vaccine. Already the maturing boys had shown us that they fully understood that mistrust is unjustified. The imperative is to be reborn, to take back one’s life and young people, in particular, can’t wait to do so “.

“A positive trend – explains Costa -. Our forecast is that by the summer we will have vaccinated most of the people from Palermo, even with a double dose”.

Per make your own appointment in the vaccination centers it is possible to connect both from the Poste Italiane platform ( and from that of the Palermo Mediterranean Fair ( for those who come to immunize themselves at the provincial hub.

Citizens will be offered the serum Pdo the in Modern alternative, but they can also choose to get vaccinated with AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson.

For those who come to get vaccinated at the Fair, the gates of Via Sadat will open at 8 and close at 23.30; from 1.30 am, those booked for the night shift will have access from the entrance to piazza Cascino. To ensure an orderly flow, the two exhibition halls, 20 and 20A, will operate simultaneously.

Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign is also going on for those who are most disadvantaged and in difficulty. Tomorrow, June 4, the appointment with “Beside the last ones” returns, the initiative to bring the vaccine to those living in particular conditions of social marginalization. At 3 pm the vaccinators of the commissioner structure will stop at the Albergheria, to vaccinate about one hundred people against the Le Balate association.

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