PALERMO– Full speed ahead in the vaccine run-up. Vaccines are putting a major brake on Covid. And all of Italy, including Sicily, sees a white zone. Let’s go in order.
Vaccines between the ages of sixteen and thirty-nine
Also starting in Sicily, from today, June 3, reservations for anti-Covid vaccinations for those between 16 and 39 years old. “The extension of the serum administration to the new target (which includes over 1.3 million people) was authorized as part of the national immunization campaign. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be used and, on a voluntary basis, also Vaxzevria and Janssen (single-dose) – recalls a note from the Region that arrived yesterday -.
“From tomorrow (from today, ed) – highlights the president of the Region Nello Musumeci – on the island, therefore, anyone can get vaccinated. It is an opportunity not to be missed to reach mass immunization as soon as possible: only in this way will we be able to face the next months with more serenity. Getting safe with the vaccine is the only possible way to get out of the pandemic tunnel quickly and definitively »”. The booking scheme is always that of the other categories, starting with the Post Office platform.
Fair, instructions for use
“Off to vaccinations throughout Sicily for the range of citizens aged between 16 and 39 years without pathologies – summarizes a note of the trade fair commissioner structure -. It will be possible to make an appointment at the vaccination centers both from the Poste Italiane platform (https://testcovid.costruiresalute.it/) and from that of the Palermo Mediterranean Fair (https://fiera.asppalermo.org/) for those who will come to immunize at the provincial hub. You can book as soon as the buttons dedicated to over 16s are activated on the two platforms. Please note that this is not an open day: given the size of the target, booking is essential to access the vaccination. Citizens will be offered the Pfizer serum or, alternatively, Moderna, but they will also be able to choose to vaccinate with AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson. For those who come to get vaccinated at the Fair, the gates of Via Sadat will open at 8 and close at 23.30; from 1.30 am, those booked for the night shift will have access from the entrance to piazza Cascino. To ensure an orderly flow, the two pavilions of the Fair, 20 and 20A, will operate simultaneously ”.
“The vaccination campaign assumes even greater proportions and becomes mass – declared the Covid Commissioner of the Metropolitan City of Palermo, Renato Costa -. We have been waiting for this moment, because we are convinced that it will coincide with a strong acceleration of immunizations. There is a desire to get vaccinated, especially among the youngest, as we have seen in recent days with the breath of enthusiasm and energy of the graduates. We will be here 24 hours a day, waiting for anyone who wants to contribute to this great collective effort to get out of the pandemic together ”.
Sicily sees white
Meanwhile, the trend in the daily incidence of infections continues to decline, according to the data of the latest ministerial bulletin. At the moment – informs an agency launch – in the weekly average from the white zone only Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto are included, which could soon exceed the third consecutive week with good data. The latter could be added to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise and Sardinia already in white. Sicily could become a white zone from 21 June.