Liguria. When the vaccination plan changes, one wonders: how many doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered to Ligurians under 60 so far? To answer is Filippo Ansaldi, director of prevention of Alisa. In all they are approx 58,000 were the first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine injected to people under 60 throughout the region and approx 12 thousand of these also received the second
And the second dose “are a secondary problem, because we have no reports of an excess of deep thrombosis after the second dose “, Ansaldi points out, there are numerous people who go to the emergency room in a panic after receiving AstraZeneca, even more so after the death of 18-year-old Camilla Canepa which took place yesterday at San Martino. At the Genoese polyclinic, for example, 7 people showed up yesterday, 5 more today, apparently, all false alarms.
But what are the symptoms of a possible thrombosis in place for which it is legitimate to worry and go to the emergency room? The answer is Angelo Gratarola, coordinator of the regional emergency-urgency department and head of the San Martino emergency room. These are operating instructions compiled by Alisa and sent to all ASLs.
“A transition to ready rescue – explains Gratarola – it is reasonable for all patients who, in a period of time between 4 and 28 days from the administration of AstraZeneca, show neurological symptoms, that is headache intense persistent or more severe neurological symptoms such as seizures; or severe chest pains O abdominal pain; dyspnea not justified by other reasons; edema e pain in the lower limbs“.
When a patient with these symptoms comes to the emergency room, “investigations are made which are aimed at verifying whether there is a decrease in platelets and other indicators of coagulation. In the case of a hypothesis of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia, instrumental investigations are carried out, ie CT scan or angiotac to understand if there are problems affecting the central venous sinuses, the portal vein or other structures “.
But also the 18 year old Camilla Canepa, resident in Sestri Levante and vaccinated in Chiavari, two days before admission she had presented herself with a headache and visual discomfort at the San Martino where she had been subjected to some analyzes but with negative results. The doctors had sent her home. Two days later he started to blame motor problems and still severe headache. Back in the hospital, through CT scan, she had been diagnosed with one cerebral thrombosis. Then, after a few days, the tragic ending.