lost 200 thousand administrations, recovery in 2 weeks

Time.news – La braking the vaccination campaign due to the precautionary stop of AstraZeneca has cost in terms of doses about 60 thousand administrations per day, or about 200 thousand doses in all. This is an estimate made by the commissioner for the Covid-19 emergency.

The stop to the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine was announced on the afternoon of Monday 15 March and with the resumption indicated by AIFA at 3 pm tomorrow, 19 March, it is assumed that retrieve reservations jump in a maximum of two weeks. Some regions, such as Lazio, said they were sure to recover the vaccinations not administered in these four days even in a week.

Among the various hypotheses in the field, that of extend until late evening the opening times of the centers and to expand the vaccination hubs themselves. At the moment the vaccine doses delivered are 9,577,500 in all, of which the majority are Pfizer, or 6,610,500 s.

On average, before the precautionary interruption, about 60 thousand doses of AstraZeneca were injected per day: it went from 65,033 doses of AstraZeneca administered on Friday 12 March, to 62,047 on Saturday 13, to then drop sharply on Sunday (36 thousand doses), after the first block precautionary of a lot, and at 34 thousand on Monday 15 when they were then completely interrupted the inoculations. In Emilia-Romagna, the governor Stefano Bonaccini stressed that “we are ready to leave again, and we will do it immediately from tomorrow, and recover all the missed bookings: we have already indicated to all the health authorities to strengthen the activity of the vaccination points to relocate the appointments suspended in these days as soon as possible “.

Also in Puglia, the president of the Region, Michele Emiliano, reported that the “departments they are already reprogramming vaccinations with AstraZeneca, we will start again tomorrow at full capacity “.

“All the subjects who have received the call for tomorrow, after 15, are confirmed – explained the vice president of the Lombardy Region and councilor for Welfare, Letizia Moratti – those fixed before this time are canceled and will be recalendarized together with the over 30,000 whose appointment had been canceled due to the precautionary suspension “. In Lazio, the Covid-19 Crisis Unit announced that from” tomorrow at 3 pm, according to the indications provided by the Ministry of Health, they will resume regularly in the Lazio the administrations of the AstraZeneca vaccine with people who were already booked for the afternoon session. People booked for the morning session will be reprogrammed in order to avoid gatherings at vaccination sites. They are all receiving a text message with the new provisions “.

“We are ready – declared the president of the Piedmont Region Alberto Cirio – in these moments our health agencies they are already reconvoking people, because Piedmont is among the first Regions of Italy today in the classification of the ability to make vaccines “.



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