If until a few months ago there were those who tried to skip the thing with means at the limit of the law to get vaccinated, today the scenario has completely changed and the availability of doses is greater than the demand.
Genoa – The challenge to the pandemic is also made up of figures and statistics, necessary analyzes for the health authorities to understand where there is still room to approach the undecided and help them make an informed choice. Maybe breaking down the barriers of bureaucracy, with the Pfizer open day formula scheduled between today and tomorrow in all the provinces (with the exception of Savona where everything was anticipated and ended yesterday). The table on this page has been drawn up by putting in parallel the official data of Alisa and the most recent Istat data (January 2021) on the population of Liguria. The first figure that stands out is the coverage above the rosiest expectations of the most vulnerable groups, with the peak of 85% of the over 80s who have completed their cycle (and 9 out of ten have received at least one dose), but it also opens glimmers of hope prospect of reaching over 80% of 70-year-olds by the end of July.
The same numbers also photograph the spaces for improvement that increase with the decrease in age groups and seem to confirm that the path of events such as those of this weekend (scheduled so that those who approach the vaccine today can then receive the second dose before of August) may be the right one for the younger groups. «If the answer is the one expected – he anticipates the general manager of Alisa Filippo Ansaldi – we have already thought, with the president Giovanni Toti, to stabilize what are now spot events by creating in the hubs a stable channel of direct access to the vaccine without reservations ».
If until a few months ago there were those who tried to skip the thing with means at the limit of the law to get vaccinated, today the scenario has completely changed and the availability of doses is greater than the demand. “The coverage of 100% is unrealistic in every vaccination campaign, the vaccine for the flu always remains around 50% and this year it has reached close to 70% – Ansaldi continues – for Covid coverage at 90% with at least a dose for people over 80 is almost optimal, the missing 10% is physiological even if perhaps it can still be filed ». A slightly higher number of seventy-year-olds is missing, 32,000 people which put together are the population of a city like Rapallo. “In the 18% missing to immunize all of this group, there are those who cannot get vaccinated for serious medical reasons and those who could do it, we are trying to speed up especially with allergy sufferers”. Among the sixty-year-olds (76% vaccinated with at least one dose) the goal of reaching all those who want to do it by the summer is close, there remains a hard core that is not necessarily made up of real no vax but is a mix of recalcitrant, lazy and indecisive. The scenario is different from the fifties and below: here the administrations began later and the tsunami of AstraZeneca slowed down the procedures.
“The compliance with vaccination in these age groups is below 60%, it is true that we started later but we must work to reduce resistance and we are doing it.” In Liguria, the epidemic sees 10 cases currently positive per 100,000 inhabitants (against the national figure of 89) with a further decline in both ordinary (1%, against 3% national) and intensive care (3%) beds. Ansaldi again: “It is now that, with the vaccine, we can lay the foundations for a peaceful autumn”.