Bianchi: “After the age of 80, teachers should have priority for the third dose of the anti covid vaccine”

“I asked that after the age of 80, that is, the most fragile ones, teachers should once again have absolute priority for the third dose”.

The Minister of Education said it, Patrizio Bianchi, on the sidelines of the regional inauguration ceremony of the 2021/2022 school year in Puglia, which takes place in the Swabian Castle of Trani.

The Minister of Health Roberto Speranza has clearly stated in recent days that it will be evaluated “the third dose possibly also for other categories that are currently excluded“.

In recent days, the appeal of the Uil Scuola union had also arrived: “We believe teachers should be included among the many categories of workers interested in the third dose of vaccination, who were among the first to be vaccinated with Astrazeneca. Teachers work in direct contact with mostly unvaccinated children and therefore need to be included among the priorities“., they say Domenico Proietti, Confederal Secretary Uil, e Pino Turi, general secretary Uil Scuola.

Currently, we know that the 91,2% of school staff completed the vaccination course and 3% (45,945) received the first dose of vaccine; 90,002 (5.8%) have not yet received even a dose, with significant regional differences, the Gimbe foundation also points out: from 3% in Veneto to 21.1% in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. It should be emphasized, however, that the data has not been updated since October 1, 2021. So in reality the real data of the vaccination of teachers and Ata is not known at present.

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