(ANSA) – BARI, JUL 18 – “We are in a general context in which we must try to accelerate the fourth dose as much as possible, both for the over-60s and especially for the weaker groups. Fragile patients must get vaccinated and not wait for the autumn .
It is necessary to have the vaccination after four months from the last administration. “This was stated by the Councilor for Health of the Puglia Region, Rocco Palese, on the occasion of the open day organized in the Policlinico di Bari for the start of administrations to patients and health personnel over 60.
“The vaccination campaign in Puglia has never been suspended – Palese recalled – and it is very important. We are urging everyone to vaccinate. The vaccines work”. The director of the regional Health Promotion Department, Vito Montanaro, said that in the event of a further wave “we, as we have shown, are ready to organize the vaccination machine in a few days. We are ready to activate hubs as needed. , in close correlation with the number of requests. We have already started negotiations because in October, when the new formulation of the vaccine will be available, it will be possible to quickly start administering both the flu vaccine and the Covid vaccine “.
“Puglia – added Montanaro – is responding well, in the last two weeks we have vaccinated more than 30,000 people. We are still behind in the percentage compared to the average over 80. We are around 13%, but we are practically double the average percentage. of over 60s, nationwide “. (HANDLE).