From Umbria to Lazio on an anti-Covid ‘vaccination trip’. There are more and more Umbrian citizens, especially under 40s who, not yet being able to get vaccinated in their Region, which in these days is proceeding with the bands at the turn of the 50 years, have moved to the Capital or to other Lazio hubs, taking advantage of the Open Days , for which the requirement of having ‘a temporary health domicile and being assisted by a general practitioner of the Lazio Regional Health Service’ does not apply. “We are not the only ‘vaccine tourists’ – a 37-year-old, a 39-year-old and a 25-year-old from Perugia tell Adnkronos Salute – among our friends we are already 8 who have gone out to get the vaccine, given the long lead times in our region. And on social media there is a kind of word of mouth, people asking for information from those who have already done so, since it is not so well known, and they book “.
“In Umbria – they say – they opened, a month ago, reservations for a mega-age group, from 18 to 69 years, they registered those who wanted to book without giving a date to anyone, except to contact users for communicate it later. In recent days, the 50-year-olds have begun vaccinating, but we continued to be on the waiting list, without a date ”. Hence the decision to move outside the region using the opportunity of the AstraZeneca Open Days.
“We too knew by word of mouth, because this thing is certainly not advertised – explains Matteo – that there was a possibility in the Open days, that the booking system did not block you by asking you for the domicile requirement, we entered our data, ‘Local health authority of belonging, the Municipality of residence. We came a few days ago to get our vaccine, and we will be back on August 26 for the recall, at this point with a different dose, given the stop at AstraZeneca for the under 60s ”.
“Obviously, being AstraZeneca we, as advised, asked our family doctors if that vaccine was suitable for us and they, who – he points out – were not aware of this possibility outside the region, told us that we could do it because our profile does not he fell into risk categories. Fortunately the first dose – he concludes – did not give us any problems. Now we are waiting for the second “.