In the second week of July we will have vaccinated, with the double dose, 60% of Lazio citizens who are over 12 years old. On 8 August we will be at 70%, the percentage indicated as community immunity. And within the end of July we will see the goal of zero new cases in Lazio for Covid. The balance of Alessio D’Amato, regional councilor for health, on the Covid situation in Lazio.
On the discussions about the second dose of AstraZeneca, D’Amato on The messenger observes: Eventually our line passed. I think it is right to give freedom of choice, always on medical advice. Those who have received the first dose of AstraZeneca can keep that vaccine for the second too, of course if they want to. Soon we will have to make a decision, as a country, on what to do with unused AstraZeneca vials.
Let’s start from some fixed points: we will need others 100 thousand doses for boosters with AstraZeneca, even if we cannot predict how many citizens will instead decide to perform the second dose with a different vaccine – he explains – After which we will have no way to use AstraZeneca again, given that it is indicated only for the over 60s and we are close to finishing that age class.
June 21, 2021 | 09:47
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