“Lazio starts with the third dose of the vaccine. From next week let’s start with who has received a transplant and who will be contacted by the regional health system. We continue to secure life and the future “.
Thus Nicola Zingaretti confirmed that the Lazio Region will begin administering the third dose of the anti-Covid vaccine starting this week.
As anticipated by the Governor on Twitter, therefore, the Lazio Region will be the first to give the off to booster doses for frail patients, as already announced by the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, concerns the new phase of the vaccination campaign.
Hope: “The circular is coming”
There are now only a few days left for the circular that will give the green light to the administration of the third dose of anti Covid-19 vaccines in Italy. The Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, in fact, spoke of the “very first days of next week” for the publication of the circular and the third ten days of September for the administration of the third dose.
The holder of the dicastery confirmed that the first to be summoned to receive the dose “Booster” (reinforcement) they will be “people with immune frailty”, that is cancer patients, transplanted“.
In recent days, the Director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Gianni Rezza, explained: “The circular will be generic, but technical notes and details will follow for the best definition of the categories of immunocompromised”.
The first to receive the third dose, therefore, will be about 2.3 million Italians. According to the site Epicenter of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, in fact, there are more than 2 million 250 thousand cancer patients currently in the country, to which over 45 thousand people who underwent a transplant in 2020, according to data from the National Transplant Network of the Ministry of Health.
Subsequently, the recall will be reserved for “over-80s and health workers”, as clarified by Rezza, who explained: “The circular will be generic, but technical notes and details will follow for the best definition of the immunocompromised categories”.
The next Region to follow Lazio’s example should be theEmilia Romagna.
Vaccini, new Salvini-Letta battle
Meanwhile, the controversy over the statements on vaccines by the leader of the League has not subsided, Matteo Salvini, according to whom they would cause variations: “The problem is not the unvaccinated, but the virus that varies. The variations arise as a reaction to the inoculations” declared the secretary of the Carroccio. The reaction of the Democratic Party, with the secretary, lasts Enrico Letta, which urges: “Avoid dangerous utterances. Opposition, the League leaves the government.”
The reaction of virologists
Some virologists also intervened on the subject: Massimo Galli, full professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Milan and primary at Sacco, in an interview with Corriere della Sera he admonished: “Don’t talk about things overheard, forget the vaccines that save lives and today they are the only tool that avoids the hospital and the cemetery”. More sarcastic Roberto Burioni, professor at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, who comments on Twitter: “Do you understand why I am discouraged?”.