Vaccines at home, Toti: “Let’s strengthen the teams” but Johnson & Johnson is expected for take-off

Vaccines at home, Toti: “Let’s strengthen the teams” but Johnson & Johnson is expected for take-off
Vaccines at home, Toti: “Let’s strengthen the teams” but Johnson & Johnson is expected for take-off

Genoa. “We are doing well, we are approaching the number of administrations requested by the commissioner for the Covid emergency and I hope that, as General Figliuolo says, many doses will arrive soon, but we must accelerate in terms of home vaccinations, for people who are not ambulatory “.

This was stated this morning by the president of the Liguria Region and councilor for health Giovanni Toti during an inspection at the hub of the Genoa Fair, a hub that is continuing with vaccinations despite the public holiday.

“From tomorrow we will also increase those teams – says Toti referring to the doctors and nurses of the ASL who must go to the home of the entitled ones – it is certain that on home vaccines the arrival in mid-April of the Johnson & Johnson drug that will allow injecting a single dose and not carrying out the two-step cycle will further facilitate the task ”.

As many Ligurians know, because they are experiencing it on their own skin or that of their loved ones, there is a large slice of the population that, having to wait for the vaccine at home, does not even know when it will receive it. For these citizens, often elderly, not ambulatory for whom the vaccination campaign should have started together with that of the over 80s, then from 26 March but which, compared to that for other categories, is proceeding slowly.

In Liguria we are talking about about 10 thousand people who are reported through two channels, that of the ASL if they are already followed (perhaps for rehabilitation paths or for the treatment of bedsores) or that by general practitioners through the Poliss portal .

But these vaccinations have to deal with various problems: on the one hand the fact that the teams of “vaccinators” of the ASL are limited in number, on the other the logistical organization. Since these are “cominart” or freeze vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) they cannot stay out of the refrigerators for a long time and therefore the local health authorities are trying to fit vaccinations based on addresses like in a rubik’s cube. However, the addresses of patients found in health databases are often not up to date.

Toti also clarified that from this week the vaccination hub in San Benigno, in the MSC tower, will start to remain open until 2 am but that, from the following two weeks, the hub in the blue pavilion of the Fair will also be operational until 23.

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