Vaccini, Commissioner Figliuolo: “We consider extending AstraZeneca to the under 60s”

ROMA – We are considering extending Astrazeneca to the “under 60 age group, based on studies. I’m talking about it with ISS and the AIFA CTS”. So the Emergency Commissioner, Francesco Figliuolo, at the inauguration of the vaccination hub at the Fin swimming center in Ostia in Rome.

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“All vaccines must be used – he stresses Son – Astrazeneca is recommended for certain classes but the Ema says it is good for everyone. In Britain 21 million people have done it, there are infinitesimal side effects. We must use everything we have otherwise the pace of the vaccination campaign will not reach the expected objectives “. For this reason” it is likely that during the rolling review we can evaluate the extension also to the under 60. We are talking about it with iol Cts, ISS and AIFA based on studies done in Great Britain. All vaccines must be used, “he adds.

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The AIFA had suggested the use only for the over 60s after the three-day stop to use that vaccine in Europe after a series of suspected adverse reactions. “It is a discourse that science is seeing, based on advanced studies – he explains Son – We must believe in science, it is the only way out of the pandemic. As we progress in the vaccination campaign we have results, a decrease in infections and a decrease in victims “.


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At the inauguration of the hub in the swimming pool, the commissioner said: “This is another example of beautiful Italy, it is a ten-line center that can reach over a thousand injections per day. If we get vaccinated quickly, we can also reopen the sport. . Today we have 20.7 million injections compared to 24.7 million vaccines – he continues – we have 4 million vaccines to inoculate these days until the new inflows arrive on May 6. The campaign is proceeding according to what I had foreshadowed at the time. start. Let’s follow the plan and we will vaccinate the athletes who will go to the Olympics very shortly, because this is a sign of Italy starting again “.

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The president of Federnuoto, Paolo Barelli, shortly before, he had highlighted: “We have athletes who go to the Olympics, the Europeans, the world championships and they must be protected. I hope that the competent authorities will open up to those two thousand-three thousand athletes who have to go to Tokyo 2020 as soon as possible. Catch the coronavirus today it would mean skipping the Olympics “.

“A quarter of the Italian population has had at least the first dose – he adds Fabrizio Curcio, head of the Civil Protection – We are interested in the percentages of administration and we must administer everything we have.

“The opening of this new vaccination hub reflects what the system is today and makes us understand the extraordinary effort of the country in its various components”. “Even sport – continues the head of civil protection – is an important piece of the country, and it is an important message that a Center like this, dedicated to swimming, is transformed into a vaccination hub. All the vaccines we have must be administered , only by continuing with the campaign will we be able to go towards normality “

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