Vaccines: 25% drop in fourth doses in 7 days – Health

There were almost 4.3 million fourth doses of the vaccine against Covid-19, or about two out of ten people among those to whom they are recommended as a priority. But in the week from October 26 to November 1, the average administration saw a sharp decline of 25.3%: 27,680 were made per day, compared to 37,031 last week. This was revealed by the monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation on the progress of the vaccination campaign, the data of which are still updated daily. 6.8 million people over the age of 5 have not received even a dose of the Covid vaccine.

According to the monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation, based on the audience of 19.1 million people over 60, frail, immunocompromised, health workers and guests of the Rsa, the coverage rate with the fourth doses is 22.5% but with net regional differences: ranging from 10.5% in Sicily to 34.2% in Piedmont. While 6.8 million people over 5 years of age have not received even a dose of vaccine against Covid-19, in the week 26 October-1 November the new vaccinates also decrease: they were 1,339 compared to the 1,470 of the week. previous (-8.9%). As for the third dose, 40.2 million were administered. The national coverage rate is 84.4% and ranges from 78.5% in Sicily to 88.3% in Lombardy. While 7.43 million people have not yet received the booster dose, of which: 5 million can receive it immediately.

In the 5-11 age group 2.6 million doses were administered: 1.4 million received at least 1 dose, with a national coverage rate of 38.5% and, again, clear regional differences: from 21.1 % of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano to 53.9% of Puglia.

Finally, according to Gimbe, the stop to the publication of daily data on Covid-19 is “a step backwards on transparency”. It must be “restored immediately” for the benefit of the scientific community and the public. In this regard, the Foundation has forwarded to the Ministry of Health, so that the data on the progress of the pandemic remain “common heritage”.