The first cancellation of a open day of vaccinations with AstraZeneca. After the cases of Genoa e Lucca, with a 18enne it’s a 42enne hospitalized in serious condition after the inoculation of the compound developed by the Oxford researchers, the debate was unleashed on opportunity to administer this vaccine also to younger. In Italy, AstraZeneca is recommended by Aifa preferentially for those over 60. And now comes the first reverse: theASL Napoli 2 he decided to revoke the open day scheduled for Thursday evening with the administration of Astrazeneca vaccine to all residents of over 18 years, without reservation.
Vaccination was planned from 7pm to 11pm in nine vaccination centers ASL Napoli 2 in various municipalities. The ASL is now evaluating whether enough are available doses of Pfizer to convert the evening and keep it anyway with a different vaccine. The Pfizer compound is in fact recommended immediately to all people over 16 years, while a week ago Aifa also gave the green light to the administration to adolescents among 12 e i 16 years.
Aifa’s recommendation on the administration reserved for over 60s for viral vector vaccines – AstraZeneca e Johnson&Johnson – has never changed and even the Scientific Technical Commission has said no to bring down the restriction. For some weeks, however, the Regions have chosen to rely on open day: vaccination days with AstraZeneca open to all, without age limits. One way to speed up the administrations and at the same time dispose of the doses of the compound Vaxzevria that would otherwise risk little by little accumulate in refrigerators. A practice also used in other European countries, such as Germany, where even those under 60 can access vaccination with AstraZeneca or J&J on a voluntary basis and after consulting a doctor.
Precisely in one of these open days organized by Liguria Region, however, the girl was vaccinated 18enne now hospitalized at San Martino Polyclinic in Genoa for a thrombosis. As did the 42-year-old woman from Lucca hospitalized in very serious conditions in the intensive care of the Cisanello hospital in Pisa after being hit by a stroke last Thursday. In light of these cases and the “changed epidemiological context”, the coordinator of the CTS and president of the Higher Health Council, Franco Locatelli asked a “reflection“On the administration of the Astrazeneca vaccine to the young and the very young.
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