In a few hours, Lazio citizens aged 80 or over will be able to book the third dose of the anti Covid vaccine on the Region’s platform or through a family doctor. They will be given one of the two mRNA vaccines approved in Italy, namely those of Pfizer and Moderna.
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Citizens in a few hours with more than 80 years of the Lazio will be able to book the third dose of Covid vaccine. The go-ahead came after the publication of a circular from the Ministry of Health signed by Gianni Rezza, which authorizes, in fact, the administration of the ‘booster’ dose of vaccine to people over or equal to 80 years of age, to staff and to guests of residential homes for the elderly. At a later stage, the third dose, the document reads, can be administered to health professionals who carry out their activities in public and private health and social health facilities, pharmacies, parapharmacies and professional offices. We will start with people over 60 or with a pathology that makes them vulnerable to severe forms of Covid-19.
Which vaccine will be given for the third dose
Regardless of the vaccine used for the first cycle (Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca and Johnson & Johnson), the third dose will be given with any of the two messenger RNA vaccines approved in Italy, namely Comirnaty of BioNTech / Pfizer and Spikevax of Moderna. The ‘booster’ dose should be administered at least six months after completion of the primary vaccination course.
For the other segments of the population, the circular refers to decisions that will be taken in the future: “The vaccination strategy in favor of further target groups or the general population will instead be decided on the basis of the acquisition of new scientific evidence and the epidemiological “.
At what time does the Book Covid Vaccine platform open for Lazio
It will be possible to book the third dose for Over 80 it will be possible on the Reserve Vaccino Covid site of the Lazio Region starting from 24 on Wednesday 29 September. Alternatively, you can also ask your general practitioner for the third dose. We will start with the elderly who have completed the vaccination cycle by March 31, 2021.
How to book the Covid vaccine in Lazio for over 80
There are two ways to reserve the third dose of vaccine. The first is online on the Covid Vaccine Book site. Enter your health card number and choose your preferred vaccination center or pharmacy you want. The second way is to book through your family doctor. “The guests of the RSA or other residential structures will receive the additional dose directly from the ASL teams, from the Uscar or from the structures that host them. The over 80 who have previously received the anti Covid19 vaccination at home, will be contacted directly by the ASL”, inform the Lazio Region. There are 140 thousand elderly people who are destined for the third dose in this phase.