(ANSA) – ROME, NOV 26 – In the first nine months of this year, anti Covid vaccines have prevented over 22 thousand deaths in Italy.
This was stated by an ISS study published in Eurosurveillance which shows how 445 thousand cases, 79 thousand hospitalizations and almost 10 thousand admissions in intensive care have been avoided in Italy, with a more pronounced effect in July and August, when a coverage of over 60 was reached. % in the over 20 age bracket. Of the 22 thousand deaths avoided, 71% are over 80. Numbers in line with the WHO-ECDC study in which 35 thousand deaths avoided in Italy for the period December 2020-November 2021 are highlighted for the over 60s.
“The studies are important because they reveal how vaccinated people have a much lower risk of having serious consequences from the infection. Although there is now no doubt about the importance of this tool, together with the others we have such as spacers and masks. , still millions of people are not protected. The invitation is therefore to start the process for those who have not yet done so, and to protect themselves with the call, especially if you are part of the most fragile categories, the first to whom this possibility has been offered “. This was stated by the president of the ISS Silvio Brusaferro regarding the ISS and WHO studies. (HANDLE).
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