this was announced by the minister for Health Ferruccio Fazio, which is located in Brussels to attend an Eu Council with the colleagues of the Twenty-seven.
“In the next unità of the crisis that we will have Thursdayì -said Fazio – we’re going to extend the vaccination immediately for children 6 months to 17 years and possibly adults with pathologies at risk over 65 years.” The deputy minister explained that sarà the matter of the ordinance, “as it is to insert a category a priority in the più to già established.
“the orientation of The unità of the crisis is this – said Fazio in Brussels – we have a week of reflection to make an educated decision and get the già with an ordinance ready”. However, stressed the deputy minister, “I would anticipate that with each probability; this decision will comeà made official at the unità crisis Thursdayì”.
Fazio has explained that the decision to include this group depends on two aspects. First: “that it is; seen that the proportion of people over 65 years who is sick of H1N1 is slightly more that 3% that it was thought initially”.
Second, said the deputy minister, “it is seen that the adults, and the elderly are potentially more subject to the influences of a severe type, as is also the case for seasonal flu,”.
these two elements, he concluded Fazio, “is associated with the fact that, with the possibilityà to have a single dose (as decided by the Eu for two of the three vaccines no.d.r.), we have wide availabilityà at this time of vaccines”.
Page published on 01 December 2009