“As for the third dose” of the anti covid vaccine “I would not want the departure at the end of the year for some to be too late. Perhaps it is worthwhile, for the frail and immunosuppressed, to think about starting with the booster even earlier”. Matteo Bassetti, director of the infectious diseases clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa, said this to Adnkronos Salute, commenting on what was said by Sergio Abrignani, immunologist, member of the technical scientific committee, to ‘Il Corriere della Sera’: “Third dose of vaccine between the end of this year and the beginning of the next “.
“However, the question is more about who to take the third dose than when to leave – he adds -, we identify who can benefit from the third dose: ultra fragile, transplanted, dialysed, immunosuppressed, some over 80 years old: the cases must be studied and then offered the third dose. I do not think it is a problem of time, because if one has not responded to the immunization of the vaccine, the third dose should be given as soon as possible. So, rather than saying ‘let’s do it for everyone at the end of the year’, it would be better first tell who to do it and, if it needs to be done, do it as soon as possible “.