Vaccine, Rezza hypothesizes third dose for immunosuppressed. It has not yet been decided when

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The hypothesis of a plan that provides for a third dose for some specific categories of people, including the immunosuppressed, is on the table of the Ministry of Health. The epidemiologist Gianni Rezza, Director General of Prevention at the Ministry of Health declared at a press conference: “Within a month it will be necessary to decide who to vaccinate and in what times with the third dose: it is a decision that must be well thought out but probably people more fragile and immunosuppressed will have a third dose but we have not yet decided when. On the third dose there is indecision because there is not yet strong evidence to be able to say that we will do it to everyone rather than to some “.

“Some countries – said Rezza – have bet on us like Israel and Great Britain that they are planning an autumn campaign starting with the most fragile. Immunosuppressed people can probably be revaccinated with a booster. As for the other frail and health workers there is a discussion but a decision has not yet been reached ”.

A third dose of Covid vaccine would strengthen protection against the Delta variant, some Pfizer researchers say. New studies show that the third dose has five times greater neutralizing effects than the Delta variant for those aged 18 to 55 after the second dose, and 11 times greater for those aged 65 to 85.


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