Flexibility. This is the watchword of Francesco Figliuolo in view of the summer holidays. The emergency commissioner opens to the request of the Regions to vaccinate tourists, as written, black and white, in a document sent by the governors themselves to the commissioner. “We are fully available and we will make sure that the logistics will be able to run and be flexible, and therefore give the opportunity to meet the needs of our citizens”, the words of the commissioner during the inauguration of the hub at the Unipol congress center in San Lazzaro di Savena, in the Bolognese area. Meanwhile, the sprint of the vaccination campaign has started today with the start of administration in companies and with the official opening to all categories, up to 12 years old.
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GLI OVER 60 – But to curb the enthusiasm comes the data of the new monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation, according to which more than 36 million doses of those expected by June are missing. And, as if that were not enough, the “dispersion” of the over 60s is also worrying, as Figliuolo himself admitted. «There are 2 million and one hundred and seventy thousand missing, there are still many – his words -. A good job has been done and we still have to go up in the percentages. We have to think of those people who are hesitant or unschooled from an IT point of view ».
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DOSES – The influx of vaccines “sometimes does not arrive in a constant and uniform manner, but in the next 1 million and 700 thousand Astrazeneca, 400 thousand Moderna and then from 8-9 will arrive further Moderna, Johnson and again 3 million Pfizer , so the projections I have bring me about 20 million ”, added the general. On the other hand, among the most attentive to vaccination, young people seem to be. According to the ninth “Proteo Generation” report, in fact, 84% of the children interviewed are ready to be vaccinated. It is no coincidence that in Lombardy, for example, the reservations of under 29s, in the morning, had already touched half a million. However, the president of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti, does not hide concern, complaining about the lack of stocks to organize the campaign. “Until the new stocks arrive and we do not know how many vaccines will be delivered between June and July – he explains -, we cannot even make a sensible booking agenda”.
YOUNG PEOPLE – In particular, the trend of administration among adolescents will be under observation in the coming weeks. The government’s goal is to arrive in September with the reopening of schools, completely and safely. «The vaccination of the 12-15 group is important and even if it is not compulsory it is highly recommended – explains Figliuolo -. I tell parents to get totally close to science and vaccination because it will help a lot to open schools. It is necessary to secure the children but also the very young, maturing, 18 and 25 year olds, who are the ones who have the most social contacts, so we must block the variants to ensure that we remain safe in October “.
COUNTRYSIDE – To date, Italy has administered 95% of the doses distributed: 35,870,000 vaccines, of which 23.5 million first doses, and then 12.3 million immunized. “Data that – explains Figliuolo – put us in the first places in Europe”. A slight decline was recorded on yesterday’s holiday. Probably a symptom of what could also happen in the coming weeks, with the first departures for the holidays. In the meantime, administration has also started in Italian companies. In Tuscany, where it will officially begin next week, the first to receive the vaccine will be the cashiers of large retailers, then technicians, workers and many other workers. They but also first degree relatives (even if they do not live together) and cohabitants. The governor of Piedmont, Alberto Cirio, speaks of a “historic day”, speaking at the Confindustria Cuneo conference. “This system – he emphasizes – allows workers to be vaccinated first, giving others the opportunity to be vaccinated with the regional health system”.