“OK” given by the Italian Ministry of Health for the administration of the third (boosting) dose of the vaccine against Covid for delicate people of all ages and for all over 60. The green light has come after the latest resolutions of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
The third dose, according to the ministerial circular, “should always be administered at least six months after the end of the primary vaccination cycle.”
Concomitant / pre-existing conditions of high fragility, for booster dose of the vaccine, are: respiratory diseases (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; Respiratory diseases requiring oxygen therapy); cardiovascular diseases; Patients after cardiogenic shock; neurological diseases (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other diseases of motor neurons; Multiple sclerosis; Muscular dystrophy; Infantile cerebral palsy; Myasthenia gravis; Disseminated neurological disorders).
And again, people with diabetes and other severe endocrinopathies (type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes treated with at least 2 diabetes medications or complications; Addison’s disease; Panhypopituitarism); liver disease (cirrhosis of the liver); cerebrovascular diseases (Ischemic-hemorrhagic cerebral events with impairment of neurological and cognitive autonomy; Stroke in 2020-21; Stroke before 2020 with a rank greater than or equal to 3); Hemoglobinopathies (Major thalassemia; Sickle cell anemia; Other severe anemias); other pathologies (Cystic Fibrosis; Down Syndrome; Severe Obesity); Physical, sensory, intellectual and mental disability (Serious disability in accordance with law 104/1992 article 3 paragraph 3).
Rezza: The third dose not for the whole population
At least for now, explains the director of prevention of the Ministry of Health, Gianni Rezza, “there is no idea of a universal call with the third dose for the entire population.”
Adolescent immunizations are flying
Meanwhile, the anti-Covid campaign reaches 80% coverage and teen immunizations fly, with 2.8 million young people aged 12-19 (62%) already vaccinated.
Almost 3 million over 50 years old still without coverage
If in front of the teenagers there are already 2,873,666 those who have completed the vaccination cycle, for those over 50, almost 3 million still without coverage, it is still not good. In particular, there are 229,844 over 80 years without doses, 483,149 over 70, 839,670 over 60 and 1,435,196 over 50 years.
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