Third dose of anti-covid vaccine for over 18s from 1 December, signed by the general director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Giovanni Rezza, the circular that extends the audience receiving the booster dose to all adults. The circular sends a joint note from the Ministry of Health, the Higher Council of Health, the Italian Medicines Agency and the Higher Institute of Health concerning the “recommendation, starting from 1 December 2021, of the administration of the booster dose, in the as part of the anti-Sars-CoV-2 / Covid-19 vaccination campaign, including for individuals aged 18 and over “. In the text “it is also recommended to ensure the priority of access to vaccination both to all those who have not yet started or completed the primary vaccination course, and to those still waiting for the additional dose (transplanted and severely immunocompromised patients) and to the most vulnerable to severe forms of Covid-19 due to age or high fragility, as well as to those with a high level of exposure to the infection who have not yet received the booster dose, and in any case to all subjects for whom the mandatory vaccination“.
“Taking into account the current evolution of the epidemiological situation, which sees an increased circulation of the Sars-CoV-2 virus throughout the European continent, with a progressive increase in the incidence of new cases, hospital admissions and deaths also in countries such as ‘Italy, with a high percentage of vaccination coverage – reads the ministerial note, Css, Aifa and Iss – with a view to a progressive expansion of the vaccine booster offer, and in compliance with the principle of maximum precaution “, the booster is recommended for over 18s from 1 December, “in the dosages authorized for the purpose” that is “30 mcg in 0.3 mL for Comirnaty *” by Pfizer / BioNTech and “50 mcg in 0.25 mL for Spikevax *” by Moderna, “regardless of the vaccine used for the primary course and provided that a minimum interval of at least 5 months (150 days) has elapsed since completion of the same”.
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