Reservations are open for the fourth dose with the bivalent vaccine against Covid in Lombardy. The first administrations will begin from Monday 12 September: the novelty concerns a new form of vaccine that can also protect against the Omicron variant. But for now it will not be open to everyone.
Bivalent vaccine against Covid reservations in Lombardy
The distribution and first administrations of the bivalent vaccine against Covid also start in Lombardy from Monday 12 September. These are bivalent drugs, that is, they contain the original strain of the pandemic virus. Both that of Wuhan, which appeared between 2019 and 2020, and the Omicron BA.1 variant, in circulation since November 2021. For this reason they are considered more effective in preventing severe forms of the disease.
From Monday fourth dose with the bivalent vaccine in vaccination centers
Pfizer’s preparation will be distributed in the vaccination centers in Lombardy from Monday. Moderna’s will come a few days later. In total, 3 million doses are expected in September in Lombardy out of the national total of 19 million.
Who can do the fourth dose with the bivalent vaccine?
But not everyone will be given the bivalent vaccine dose. Ats and the Lombardy Region specify to the hospitals to whom it will be destined. The new drugs will be used only for booster injections: therefore for the fourth dose to over 60, the frail, health workers, workers and guests of nursing homes for the elderly, pregnant women. Additionally, it will be used as a third dose to all over 12s.
After how many days can I have the Covid booster after the previous dose?
Administration should be scheduled at least 120 days after the last or a previous Covid positive swab. Patients will not be able to choose the drug: it will be automatically proposed to the subjects for which it is indicated.
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