“Undoubtedly all the changes that have taken place on the use of vaccines may have generated perplexity“: the man of the vaccination campaign in Italy, the general Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, breaks the silence on the constant changes of pace on AstraZeneca and in an interview with Newspaper explains that “zero risk does not exist”. The emergency commissioner also referred to the heterologous recall, recommended in recent days to those under 60 who had taken the first dose with AstraZeneca. In this regard, the general explained: “There are two clinical studies, published in the last two weeks in Spain and in Great Britain, which show good results in terms of antibody response and safety“.
General Figliuolo however defended the plan organized in recent months for vaccinations: “The figures speak for themselves: we have exceeded 44 million administrations. It means that over 14.8 million people are vaccinated, with the first and second doses, and that over 29.2 million people have been given a first dose. “To a no vax, however, as he himself revealed , would say that “getting vaccinated is essential to overcome the crisis, to restart the country and the existence of all of us “.
On the supply of vaccines, then, he admitted that in the past there had been some improprieties: “It has sometimes happened that some pharmaceutical companies did not respect the schedule, the quantities of deliveries or that they delivered the bulk of the doses at the end of quarter due to overly lax contracts“When asked about any moments of distrust during these months, the commissioner replied:” My work is based on planning and anticipating any unforeseen events. I was impressed by the generous commitment of all the protagonists at the forefront of the vaccination campaign“.