From Monday they will be able to go to the centers without making an appointment
Italy hopes to start the school year next month with at least 60% of students between 12 and 18 years vaccinated against the coronavirus, so that starting next Monday, young people of that age group will be able to receive the injection without the need for a reservation. All they have to do is show up at one of the centers and a prior appointment will no longer be required, as has happened since the vaccination campaign was opened for them on June 3.
In a letter whose content was known this Wednesday, the commissioner that the Government of Rome has appointed for the management of the pandemic, General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, asked the regions, which have health competencies, to allow the ‘bar free ‘access to vaccines for young people by offering them a’ preferential route ‘. 41% of the kids in the aforementioned age group have received a single dose, while 23.50% have already completed the regimen. At the moment, those under 18 can only receive the drug from Pfizer or Moderna.
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, almost 65% of the population over 12 years of age has completed their vaccination cycle, so the deadlines set in the Government’s immunization campaign are being met. Figliuolo hopes that before the end of September, at least 80% of Italians over 12 will have completed the vaccination schedule.
The country registered almost 7,000 new cases of coronavirus yesterday and 31 deaths, while the number of hospitalized patients and admitted to the ICU continues to increase, as has been happening since mid-July.