Rome, 13 September 2021 – Starting from Monday September 20 will be administered the third dose of Covid vaccine to the subjects immunocompromessi. This is what was decided today during a meeting attended by the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza and the emergency commissioner, Francesco Figliuolo.
At the center of the meeting, after the favorable opinion expressed by Cts dell’Aifa and by the Government’s Scientific Technical Committee, there was precisely the administration of ‘booster’ doses to those categories most exposed or most at risk of serious disease. And a comparison is already underway between the Ministry of Health and the technicians of the regions, underlines a note from the commissioner structure, for “the immediate definition of the target population”. all over the country. To allow the inoculation of the third dose, the structure of Figliuolo still underlines, further doses of Pfizer and Moderna mRna vaccine will be made available.
“We share the decision taken by the Government and the timeliness with which it is moving – says Pietro Dattolo, president of the Firemze Medical Association – Activating the campaign for the administration of the third dose is important to continue to guarantee the total safety of those who , after months, they may have had a decrease in the level of antibodies against Covid.
As for the debate on the extension of the third dose to the entire population, the negative opinion of a international group of scientists, including experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Drug Agency Fda, published in ‘The Lancet’. “The data currently available on the efficacy of the vaccine anti-Covid do not support the need for a third dose for the general population. “The authors explain that, even against the Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2, the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines is such that vaccination doses of appeal for all.
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