Italy recorded an increase in the number of immunizations after making the vaccine compulsory

Tuesday photo of a person receiving a Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Rome. Jan 5, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Italy recorded a strong increase in the supply of the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine and 685,000 inoculations have been reached since last day 7 after establishing the obligation to be vaccinated for those over 50 years of agereported the Ministry of Health.

This Saturday, in addition, marked the record of 92,000 administrations of first doses to those over 12 years of age, while there had been 82,000 on January 8, the day that the obligation to be vaccinated for those over 50 years of age approved by the Italian Government came into force and the average is about 76,000 daily. In total, almost 120 million doses have been administered since the beginning of the campaign and 49,095,966 Italians over 12 years of age have received a dose or have recovered from the disease, 87% and 46,867,461 Italians over 12 years of age , 86.68% of the population, have completed the vaccination cycle and 26,626,304 have received the booster dose.

Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign in the age group between 5 and 11 years is progressing slowly and a month after its opening, 22 percent have been vaccinated with a dose, a total of 804,000 children.

FILE PHOTO: People wait to receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine near the main Termini train station in Rome, Italy.  January 10, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File photo
FILE PHOTO: People wait to receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine near the main Termini train station in Rome, Italy. January 10, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File photo

The Italian Deputy Minister of Health, Pierpaolo Sileri, warned today that the coronavirus “has not become a common flu and that its consequences for those who are not immunized, even if they are young and in good health, can be very serious.”

For his part, the coordinator of the Technical Scientific Committee set up for the pandemic, Francesco Locatelli, explained that although “we are in a delicate situation” there is evidence of a clear slowdown in the curve.

INCREASE IN INTERNATIONS

The occupancy rate of intensive care units increased by 18% in the last week and, of those admitted, the 67% are not vaccinated against the coronavirus, reported the Italian Federation of Health and Hospitals (Fiaso).

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By contrast, 33% of those admitted have been vaccinated and the vast majority already suffered from some serious pathology and it had been more than four months since they had received the second puncture.

La Fiaso indicated that a large part of those vaccinated in hospitals “do not have serious syndromes or, despite being positive for coronavirus, are hospitalized for other pathologies.” As for children, despite the fact that their income is slowing down, 42% of those who end up in intensive care are between zero and six months.

76% of babies had at least one unvaccinated parent, which highlights “the importance of vaccinating parents to protect minors”, according to the Italian federation.

(with information from EFE)

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