With the circular of 23 September, the Ministry of Health has expanded the audience of those who can undergo the fourth dose of covid vaccine.
There second booster dose in fact it continues to be strongly recommended in priority for over 60s and categories at risk but it can also be requested, now from the beginning of October by all those who are at least 12 years old.
The only criterion to be respected in order to undergo the fourth dose is that at least 120 have passed days (four months) since the first booster or last SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Fourth dose with bivalent vaccines
As we know in the context of the vaccination campaign Two bivalent formulations of mRNA vaccines are now available: original/omicron BA.1 by Spikevax and Comirnaty and original/BA.4-5 by Comirnaty). These are vaccines based on the same mRNA mechanism of action as the vaccines already used, but updated against virus variants more popular lately.
These vaccines, as specified by the AIFA Technical-Scientific Commission (CTS).have in fact shown the ability to induce a major antibody response than that of the original monovalent vaccine against the variants.
On the level of safetymoreover, again according to what was underlined by the CTS, the available data show no differences compared to the monovalent vaccine native to. Furthermore, there is no evidence that can justify a preferential use of one of the two bivalent vaccines available today.
The two formulations are also bivalent recommended as the first booster dosethe so-called “third dose”, for people aged 12 and over who have not yet received it, regardless of the vaccine administered to complete the primary cycle.
How to book the fourth dose
From the beginning of October, therefore, all regions have opened up the possibility of booking the fourth dose to all over 12s. booking method remain substantially unchanged: in addition to the vaccination hubs, in some regions it is also possible to undergo the anti-Covid vaccine in pharmacies or at family doctors who have joined the vaccination campaign
Here then is a small summary on how to book the fourth dose aimed at over 12s, region by region.
To book the fourth dose in Abruzzo you can use the regional platform reservations.vaccinicovid.gov.it but also to contact to family doctors who have joined the vaccination campaign. For detailed information, please refer to own local health authority.
It is possible to book the fourth dose on the usual platform reservations.vaccinicovid.gov.it Even in this case, however, it is advisable to consult i sites of your reference healthcare companyalso to verify which hubs are available and reception times. At this link the availability of days and times for the month of november of the ASL of Potenza: www.aspbasilicata.it
In South Tyrol you can book the fourth dose online at sanibook.asdaa.it or by calling 0471 100 100 from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:00. Some pharmacies and some general practitioners also offer the anti-Covid vaccination. Here the list: www.vaccinazioneanticovid.it/it/appuntamenti-vaccinali/la-vaccinazione-in-farmacia.
In Calabria to access the administration of the fourth dose, it is possible to book online using the portal reservations.vaccinicovid.gov.it. Alternatively, you can book by telephone on 800 00 99 66.
For information on the administration of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine following the first dose, it is recommended to connect to the website of your local ASL. As reported by at this link: Accademiavaccinazioni.soresa.it/accesso/cittadino
In Emilia Romagna it is possible to book at all the counters of the Single Booking Centers (Cup), online with the Electronic Health Record (Fse), the ER Salute App, CupWeb, but also at pharmacies or with your family doctor, if you have joined the countryside. Here all the info: www.ausl.fe.it/novita/coronavirus/vaccinazione-anticovid-19/vaccinazione-covid-quarta-dose
Friuli Venezia Giulia
It is possible to book at the CUP branches of the Health Authorities, in the pharmacies enabled or through the Regional Call Center on 0434/223522, active from Monday to Friday from 7.00 to 19.00, Saturday from 8.00 to 17.00. Also online via platform vaccinations-anticovid19.sanita.fvg.it/prenotazione/
To access the administration of the vaccine, it is possible to contact the vaccination centers through the system of online booking (call-ups only), to family doctors and pharmacies. Here all the info: www.salutelazio.it/formulazioni-bivalenti-dosi-di-richiamo. A reservation assistance telephone service is available through the number 06.164.161.841.\
On the dedicated site it is specified that i new bivalent vaccines can be made available, upon request by the interested party, as a second booster dose for the vaccination of subjects aged at least 12 years, who have already received the first booster dose for at least 120 days after a careful risk/benefit assessment by part of the health personnel. You can book on prenotovaccino.regione.liguria.itthrough the toll-free number 800 938 818the Multi-Purpose Counters (Cup) which provide a booking service and the pharmacies which provide the Cup service.
In Lombardy you book through the usual portal reservation vaccine vid. region. lombardia. it or call center at the number 800 894545. The fourth dose is also administered in pharmacies participating in the vaccination campaign, always by booking through the portal.
You can make the reservations via the portal reservations.vaccinicovid.gov.it. With the help of Poste Italiane, it is also possible to book in PostaMat active in the area regional (just insert the health card), through the postmen who deliver the mail at home or by sending an SMS with the tax code to the number 339.9903947 (within 48-72 hours you will be contacted to proceed by telephone to choose the place and date of the appointment). As with the previous doses, the administration of the vaccine is also possible contact your general practitioner or one Pharmacy adhering to the vaccination campaign.
The Molise Region also has an online portal dedicated to anti-Covid vaccinations available: adesionivaccinazionicovid.regione.molise.it/. The system allows those entitled to reserve the fourth dose.
In Puglia it is possible to book the fourth dose for people from 12 years old on the platform lapugliativaccina.region.puglia.it. The appointment can also be made via
the green number 800 713931 active from Monday to Friday from 8 to 20.
The booking of the fourth dose can be made through the Poste Italiane online platform from the website reservations.vaccinicovid.gov.it at Post Office ATMs, via the call center 800 00 99 66 (active every day from 8.00 to 20.00) and via postmen.
It is possible to book the administration, at all the vaccination points active in Sicily, or through the Poste Italiane platform according to the usual methods (reservations.vaccinicovid.gov.it). It is also possible to book at authorized pharmacies or family doctors. Here all the info www.siciliacoronavirus.it
In Trentino you book through the portal cup.apss.tn.it
You can book the second booster dose via the portal vaccinecovid.regione.umbria.it/, the general practitioner or pharmacies. The modalities are clarified at this link emergencycoronavirus.region.umbria.it
Info and reservations are accessible on the site anticovid.regione.vda.it/it/
The fourth dose can be booked online. To proceed with the booking, select your ULSS assistance company at this link: vaccinicovid.regione.veneto.it. You can also call the toll-free number for assistance 800462340.
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