In Lazio approximately 225,000 people under the age of 60 have received the AstraZeneca vaccine and are awaiting the second dose. Councilor D’Amato said today that in the month of June alone another 156 thousand calls with AstraZeneca are scheduled in Lazio (for all age groups). In the region, government data updated to yesterday, 359,000 Under-60 citizens received the first dose with AstraZeneca and 133,000 also received the recall.
The CTS decisions on the AstraZeneca vaccine
In the afternoon, the coordinator of the Scientific Technical Committee, Franco Locatelli, declared: “In a discussion with Aifa, the ministry, commissioner, we considered it appropriate to re-evaluate the indications for the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine because, having changed the epidemiological scenario, the relationship between benefits also changes. and risks of the vaccine. After an extraordinarily careful analysis, the CTS has strongly recommended the first doses of AstraZeneca starting from the age of 60, reserving the mRna vaccines that are not related to clotting problems under the age of 60 “. This indication, said Speranza, “will be translated in a peremptory form and not in the form of a recommendation”. The same opinion was provided regarding boosters: “Given the availability of alternative vaccines and inspired by a principle of maximum caution, we recommend that the second dose of AstraZeneca be administered only over the age of 60,” said Locatelli.
AstraZeneca, recalls with Pfizer and Moderna
Translated: in Lazio all citizens who are waiting to receive the second dose with AstraZeneca, will instead receive a booster with an mRna vaccine, i.e. Moderna or Pfizer. It obviously means that over 100,000 Pfizer and Moderna doses in June will have to be used to vaccinate citizens of these age groups. In the next few hours, the Lazio Region will have to give new indications on the continuation of the vaccination campaign. We recall that Lazio is one of the Italian regions that has most used the AstraZeneca vaccine on people under 60. Councilor D’Amato, remember, announced that it has suspended AstraZeneca Open Week scheduled this week and dedicated to Over 18s.
Minister Speranza said that in Italy the AstraZeneca vaccine will be used “according to the indications and recommendations of the CTS that we will translate in a peremptory manner for use in the territories. The evaluation of our scientists will then be gradually updated and we will verify the evolution of the campaign. vaccination in the epidemiological framework and also the purchase opportunities with respect to the European initiative for the next year “.
Councilor D’Amato said this morning: “Today we have 9 thousand second doses, and this is the real issue. The CTS will have to decide clearly what to do on the second doses because it involves an organizational element, of supply and transparency in the towards the citizens who had the first dose with Astrazeneca “.
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