The third dose phase of the anti Covid-19 vaccination campaign is getting underway. After the ultra-frail and the over 80, this new phase also begins for healthcare workers.
But, despite the experience, it seems that even in this case we are proceeding in patches, with areas of the country where the administrations have already started and others where there is still no indication. This was denounced by the ‘Freelance doctors and dentists for Covid 19 vaccination’, a Facebook group that has almost 4 thousand members, and which has already written on the subject in recent weeks to the Prime Minister Mario Draghi, to the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza and to Commissioner Francesco Paolo Figliuolo.
“Unfortunately, what we hoped would never happen again is happening: absolute inequality between the various Regions for the administration of the booster dose to healthcare professionals. We hope not to have to restart the pilgrimage to the various vaccination centers and we hope, instead, to have answers to our legitimate questions ”, the Roman doctor Paolo Mezzana, one of the administrators of the Fb page, told Adnkronos Salute.
“In Campania, Tuscany and Sicily, vaccinations have already begun for all healthcare workers for days – continues Mezzana – Liguria has announced that it will vaccinate everyone without distinction, Piedmont started with some hospitals last Thursday, but without then giving other indications. Lombardy is perhaps waiting for October 22nd ”.
“This organization, so jagged – Mezzana observes – takes us back to last winter, when entire health sectors were excluded. We therefore ask for more clarity, transparency and above all equality in all regions. The risk of exposure of a healthcare professional cannot vary depending on the place of residence “.