The validity of the green pass will probably be extended from 9 to 12 months, the OK is expected from the Cts. Expected for this week, expected on Friday. The Minister of Health Roberto Speranza he explained that the validity will almost certainly be extended by another 3 months, adding that the administration of the third dose is now close. “There is still no peremptory indication from Ema and Aifa, we will certainly start with the third dose for the frail, and then extend it to all the others”, the minister reiterated.
Franco Locatelli interviewed by RunSera he reiterated that in light of the progressive acquisition of information on the duration of the vaccine response, if the deadline was initially set at 6 months, then moved to 9, precisely because “we are gradually learning the duration of the vaccine’s effectiveness” and ” Since there is currently no evidence that there is a substantial loss of the protection offered by immunization in the first vaccinated, the choice to extend the deadline to 12 months has a solid basis “.
The situation changes for those recovered from the virus, for whom the pass lasts only 6 months, after which to obtain certification the only possibility is to get vaccinated: however, the administration must take place within a year of healing from the disease. An extension of the green certification is not being considered for this category of people, so from the expiry of the six-month pass to the release of the new document after the vaccine dose, the buffer solution remains, which however has a duration of 48 hours.
Extending the green pass will serve in particular, from an administrative point of view, to provide annual coverage to doctors and nurses who would otherwise be left without already in October-November.
Green pass, Bassetti: “Ok extension, but not for unvaccinated recovered”
“I was the first to say you had to bring the green pass to 12 months, so the hypothesis of an extension of the deadline seems to me a correct choice. Obviously this is only for those who are vaccinated with two doses, absolutely not for those who are cured and have not yet immunized or have decided not to get the vaccine. For the latter, after the verification of the antibodies, the duration of the green pass could remain 9 months “, he underlines Matteo Bassetti, director of the infectious disease clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa.
“The mandatory vaccine should be decided by August”
On the requirement of the vaccine Bassetti hopes for a decision by the end of August. “You have to listen to science because there is no more time”, reiterates the virologist. “At least that the government says ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on some particular situations, for example for those in contact with the public”.
Ricciardi: “Appropriate green pass at 12 months but third dose for fragile”
“Since we have found that the protection given by immunization lasts longer than the six months initially observed, reaching 9 and even 12 months, it is clear that it is appropriate to consider extending the validity of the green pass. This does not mean, however, we don’t have to foresee one booster dose, first, for more people fragile. The two interventions are not in contradiction with each other but are to be considered synergistic “. To tell Adnkronos Salute Walter Ricciardi, advisor to the Minister of Health Speranza and professor of Hygiene at the Catholic University of Rome.