Covid vaccine in Italy, “we are ready to immunize house by house, until Christmas we have the availability of 500 thousand doses per day”. Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, recently appointed to head Covi, in an interview with ‘La Stampa’. Now, with the coordination of the different bodies of the Armed Forces, he will be able to ensure even better, as he himself explains, the contribution of the military to cover the last kilometer of the vaccination campaign.
” The national vaccine storage hub and all the essential contributions that the Armed Forces, thanks to the great availability ensured by Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini, are providing to the vaccination campaign and depend on the Operational Command of Vértice Interforze – he says – Especially with mobile health teams that take vaccination to remote areas of the country, doing high-quality house-to-house work in favor of the elderly and fragile people who have difficulties accessing vaccination. ”
” I The minimum objectives indicated so far for the month of December have been fully respected. – he underlines – The Regions are exceeding expectations and a good emulative effect has been created, and this is very important to anticipate the movements of the virus. Now we plan to maintain the average of 500 thousand administrations on weekdays and 300-350 thousand on holidays, from now until the 26th of the month. The supplies and reserves available constitute the potential to vaccinate everyone who comes forward, respecting the time between one dose and the next. ”
About him vaccination campaign for children from 5 to 11 years old, explains the general, “we are ready to vaccinate the entire public. The Regions have registered a good number of reservations and in many cases are carrying out ad hoc projects for the little ones. There are children’s centers with play and entertainment areas. The Defense has also created a structure in Rome, in Cecchignola, in coordination with the Lazio Region and the Bambino Gesù pediatric hospital. ”
Regarding pediatric doses to cover 3.6 million children, Figliuolo adds: “ Following Aifa’s approval, the facility I manage has scheduled the distribution of 1.5 million pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine in December. This is the first section to immediately start vaccinating, which will then be integrated from January. ”
And about helping ASL, increasingly struggling with contact tracing, he explains: ” La Difesa has made available eleven laboratories to process PCR swabs in eight Regions, as well as several mobile health teams throughout the country that will integrate the activities of the Asl. for follow-up in schools, after the detection of a positive case. Once again it is a qualitative contribution to strengthen the monitoring system of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces, which are strongly committed to this activity. The first teams have already intervened at the request of some Piedmontese ASLs. ”
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