Third vaccine dose after 5 months, Locatelli opens to hypotheses

On the vaccination obligation: “Forms for some professional categories can be considered”

Third dose of vaccine 5 months – and not 6 – after the primary course of vaccination against covid. Professor Franco Locatelli, coordinator of the CTS, states that one solution to stem the infections “could be to reduce the interval between the completion of the primary vaccination cycle and the booster dose from six to five months”. Locatelli to SkyTg24 and noted that Italy “maintains one of the most favorable situations in all of Europe”. The numbers of today’s bulletin, with over 10 thousand infections, “arouse attention and must be evaluated with all the caution required, but there is no extreme concern. It is a moment in which the utmost attention must be paid and each of us must do our own part”.

The vaccination campaign is proceeding. “We have given the booster dose to 3.7 million people and in the last few days there has been a clear acceleration – he says – and we must insist on these two channels, administer the booster dose to those at greater risk and complete the vaccination course. primary “. In the debate, we talk about the vaccination obligation: “Forms of vaccination obligation can be considered for some professional categories, in particular those who assist or are in contact with the public, for example law enforcement agencies, public administration employees and teachers, although these categories being characterized by a high percentage of vaccination “. Extending the obligation to the entire population is “an extreme option”.

EMA’s decision on the vaccine for children aged 5-11 is awaited. The administrations “will start when the vaccines are approved by Ema and Aifa, children must be vaccinated to protect them from severe or prolonged forms, rare but present, to ensure school attendance and protect their social spaces”, he says, reiterating that “the profile safety of mRna vaccines is absolutely reassuring. ” It should also be pointed out that a significant increase in infections “occurred in the pediatric range of 6-11 years, which is the one in which vaccination did not begin”.