Costa (Hub Palermo): “Third dose is very successful”

The third dose at the hub of the Fiera del Mediterraneo in Palermo “is enjoying great success”. To tell Adnkronos this is Renato Costa, the manager of the hub, who has never stopped since the opening of the structure. “In Palermo the vaccination is going well – he says – in this last period we have resumed having the numbers of a few weeks ago. With about 2,500 vaccines a day, the vast majority of these are doing the third dose. We also do about 400 first doses per day. day, which is a comforting number. Precisely because they are first doses “.

But was it the Super green pass that convinced the most reluctant? “Perhaps – says Costa – Perhaps they have also been convinced by what is happening with the variants. Seeing that the virus bounces on who is vaccinated, for example, will have convinced them. In short, it is the sum of a series of factors”. On the third dose Costa explains: “It is still mandatory only on some categories, but it is enjoying considerable success even among those who are not obliged. There are people who come even before the fifth month has expired from the second vaccination. Now, in the next few days, we expect many over 18 “.

‘There is a need to vaccinate children’

He also waits to understand when to start vaccinating the little ones. Just today the CTS coordinator and President of the Higher Health Council Franco Locatelli announced that the administration of the Covid vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 should begin “on December 23”, “because pediatric formulations will be available by that date” . “We await official news from AIFA – says Costa – it is a further step forward, vaccinating children means stopping the virus more quickly. There is a need to vaccinate children”.