Covid, Lombardy accelerates: vaccinations open for the 70-75 age group

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After weeks of hitches, delays and uncertainties, Lombardy finally gives an acceleration on the vaccination front. From now it is in fact possible to book the vaccine even for citizens who fall into the 70-75 year category, as is already the case in other regions of Italy.

Also thanks to yesterday’s delivery of 250,000,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine, thanks to which by Sunday 11 April the first administration will be guaranteed for all over 80s who have joined the anti Covid vaccination campaign (668.

033). For those who have not yet joined (about 58,000), they can do so through the regional portal-Poste Italiane.

To date, Lombardy has administered 1,877,416 doses e the vaccination campaign is proceeding at a pace that records a daily average of 40,000 vaccinations, “But we are ready to increase the numbers as soon as new supplies arrive,” specified the president of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana.
By 20 April, the remaining over 80 who have expressed the need to be vaccinated at home will also receive the first dose, about 50,000, of which 12,164 have already been vaccinated to date.

We are waiting for more specifications, however, for the continuation of vaccinations with the drug produced by AstraZeneca, after the recent assessments of the EMA and the consequent decisions adopted by the Italian government to provide for the administration to the over 60s of the population. “During the meeting yesterday with the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza”, President Fontana underlined, “together with the other regional presidents, we asked to have information as soon as possible on how to reorganize the continuation of the vaccination campaign in light of the new indications on the use of the Astrazeneca vaccine, of which Ema has however reiterated the safety. We hope to receive in a short time the useful information to reschedule the agendas reserved for the age groups under 60 for which we had provided the vaccine produced by the Anglo-Swedish company “.

I extremely vulnerable patients in Lombardy there are more than 294,646. Vaccination for these subjects was started on March 18 at the reference centers of public and private health facilities in Lombardy and 47,936 have already received the first dose. From 9 April, for those who are not followed by a specialized hospital center, booking will be possible on the regional portal (Poste Italiane). Citizens who are unable to register directly on the portal will be able to contact their general practitioner who will evaluate the inclusion in the vaccination priority lists.

As for the category of severely disabled people the lists sent by INPS indicate 283,000 subjects entitled to the law 104 art.3 paragraph 3. Of these 89,348, have already received the first dose, for those who have not yet been involved, together with their caregivers, they will be able to book an appointment , again through the Poste website.

From April 16Finally, the booking of the vaccine will also be allowed for caregivers of the disabled and the extremely vulnerable who have already received the administration e for parents of non-vaccinable minors.

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