More than 45 thousand health workers in Italy have not yet received the first dose of Covid vaccine. Let’s talk about doctors, nurses and health personnel in general that, presumably, he has decided not to receive the vaccine, considering that it is one of the priority categories and that he should have been immunized first, regardless of age. The data on unvaccinated people among health professionals emerge from the weekly report published on the Palazzo Chigi website: 45,753 people are waiting for the first dose or the single dose, or 2.36% of the category. In total, the audience involved is represented by 1,941,805 people: 97.64% of these received the first dose or the single dose, while the second dose was administered to 86.89% of these healthcare professionals.
The obligation of vaccination for doctors and nurses
Unvaccinated health workers, according to the provisions of the Draghi government, they are obliged to immunize themselves against Covid. In the event that this obligation is not respected, the health professionals can be suspended from the activity, even with a stop to the salary in the event that it is not possible to re-employ them for activities that do not involve contact with patients. Even the president of the National Federation of the order of doctors, Filippo Anelli, reiterates that all the territorial orders of provide “upon suspension of the doctor” in case he is not vaccinated, until “will not have carried out the anti-Covid vaccination and in any case no later than 31 December“, As required by law.
In which regions more health workers need to be vaccinated
As for the individual regional data, 100% of health workers were vaccinated with first dose or single dose in Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Lombardy, Molise, Bolzano, Sardinia, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta and Veneto. In other territories, however, a part of the operators to be vaccinated with the first dose is still missing, specifically the percentages of doctors and nurses missing are: Emilia Romagna 7,87%, Friuli Venezia Giulia 11,91%, Liguria 0,29%, Market 2,58%, Trento 11,03%, Piedmont 1,90%, Puglia 6,50%, Sicily 6,52%, Umbria 3.02%. In absolute numbers, the Region in which there are more operators to vaccinate is Emilia-Romagna (over 14 thousand), followed by Puglia and Sicily with over 9 thousand people missing. On the second dose, however, below the threshold of 80% of the immunized there are only Lazio and the province of Trento. Above 90%, on the other hand, we find Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Bolzano and Piedmont, therefore the Regions that have vaccinated more health workers with both doses.