On the anti-Covid vaccine for children aged 5-11 “Ema could anticipate a decision already between today and tomorrow”. This was stated by the president of Aifa, Giorgio Palù, guest of ‘Buongiorno’ on SkyTg24. Following the EMA decision, “AIFA decision may arrive within 24 hours” and on when the anti-Covid vaccinations in Italy could start in children 5-11 Palù stressed: “Possible also from Monday”.
“The data of the epidemic are telling us that the 5-11 year old category is the one that presents the highest number of incident cases – he explained – To decide on the” vaccination “obligation, the risks and benefits must be weighed, but the picture is changing and even the children are hospitalized and have no concomitant pathologies, the risk of infection is becoming much higher than the risk of the vaccine which does not exist in the studies. So “the obligation of the anti-Covid vaccine for the 5-11 year old” cannot be excluded “ and “it is an evaluation that will be made progressively”.
“Compulsory vaccination is not a taboo to be dispelled – Palù remarked – the Lorenzin decree already exists for some professional categories and for children, and then, let’s remember, Covid-19 is also changing its appearance. If before 2% of children contracted the infection, with the Alpha variant, today we are at 25-30% “.
As for the super Green pass, “it is a protection measure, those who go to places for pleasure or play put others at risk if not vaccinated. They can safely stay at home”. On the possible choice of the government for the reduction of the duration of the Green pass, now set at 12 months, “nine months is a way of compromise”, he specified.
Palù explained that “we are witnessing a non-exponential but linear growth in infections, some Regions exceed the critical thresholds for admissions to the medical area and intensive care. Much attention to pandemic evolution “.
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