Costa “Bivalent vaccine weapon to give a fatal blow to the pandemic”

Costa “Bivalent vaccine weapon to give a fatal blow to the pandemic”
Costa “Bivalent vaccine weapon to give a fatal blow to the pandemic”
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PALERMO (ITALPRESS) – “The bivalent vaccines are a new important weapon, because they are calibrated half on the Wuhan strain and half on the Omicron variants and allow us to have an additional antibody supply of the subjects vaccinated against the virus infection” . This was told to Italpress by the commissioner for the Covid emergency in the province of Palermo, Renato Costa.

The updated vaccines have also arrived in Sicily and the new campaign has already started yesterday, open to the over 60s and frail subjects, as well as to health personnel, operators and guests of retirement homes: “These vaccines, many will come out in the following months, they can be superimposed on the previous ones.

We don’t think we have to chase the latest vaccine fad. “

About a thousand have already been booked, but Costa emphasizes how important it is to get vaccinated as soon as possible, in order to be ready: “The virus is going through a phase of stasis, it circulates less, under the radar. In this phase we have the possibility to deal a fatal blow to the pandemic, therefore to the virus. It is important to do it now because as we approach the winter months we have a series of concomitant circumstances that do not help, first of all that people will try to stay more indoors than outdoors, in addition to the classic flu syndrome and the resumption of schools.

To all this, of course, there is also a decrease in the antibody titre due to the fact that we move away from the last administration “.

At the hub of the Fair the first vaccinated, with the commissioner structure ready to eventually increase the possibilities in terms of days and hours to satisfy all those who want to undergo the new administrations: “We are ready for six thousand vaccines a day, but I don’t think we will reach these numbers – affirms Costa -. We also do proximity vaccinations and in hospitals to vaccinate health personnel and in retirement homes. We hope, however, to increase these numbers “.

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“Up to now, about 700 thousand doses of updated vaccines have arrived in Sicily and more should arrive in the next two weeks – explained the regional referent for the vaccines task force, Mario Minore -. We hope this can be the tail of a pandemic that by now it has been going on for too long. “

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