Is there a turning point on the massive use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in young people? The concern expressed by many about the risks of serious thrombosis – very rare but with a high lethality – for the administration of Anglo-Dutch sera to the under 40s, especially women, could revolutionize the campaign coordinated by General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo. In fact, on AstraZeneca a meeting was hastily convened with Aifa, the Italian agency for the drug, and the CTS “to evaluate any recommendations based on the scientific evidence”, said the undersecretary of the Salute, Andrea Costa, guest at Radio Capital.
Meanwhile, throughout the national territory, the open days for the very young are sold out with the over 12 years old who can’t wait to feel free after a year of seclusion and go on vacation without too many thoughts. Scheduled in Naples was the administration of AstraZeneca, tomorrow evening from 19 to 23 during the “vaccine evening” organized by the Asl Napoli 2 Nord. But in the afternoon the change with Pfizer and Moderna was announced.
“We need new recommendations on the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri told FanPage on the issue of the AstraZeneca vaccine and administration to younger people. “More than a government position, there is a position from the Ministry’s Prevention Department, having taken note of the opinion of the Technical Scientific Commission of Aifa and of the Css (Higher Health Council). There is an indication that the regulator has made and we stick to its recommendations. The AstraZeneca vaccine has been recommended above the age of 60, but it does not mean that it is prohibited under the age of 60. The recommendation does not mean exclusive use, but we must be especially careful, “he explained.” I think new indications are in order, “he says. Sileri.
In short, the meeting taking place on the evening of Wednesday 9 June with Aifa and the Scientific Technical Committee could be the first step for a new change of course in the vaccination strategy.