In the Italian pharmacies of the compulsory Green pass at work “the data are evident: we have gone from 300 thousand tampons on 13 October to 600 thousand on 14 and yesterday’s figure”, G-Day, “I am recovering in these hours. there will be queues, surely there will be some waiting, surely there will be some discomfort, but just as surely the system is holding up in a very important way “. Andrea Mandelli, president of the Federation of the Orders of Italian Pharmacists (Fofi), declares this to Adnkronos Health. “Once again – he is keen to underline – the work we are doing demonstrates how pharmacies are the true proximity to the country”. “If I said that these days we have our hands in our hands from morning to night, I would say a lie”, smiles Mandelli. However, remembering that, beyond the ‘green certificate assault’, “we give an answer every day: I myself was on duty on Sunday”. Even in the face of this boom in requests for tests, “the pharmacists have organized themselves. As indeed, and we must acknowledge it, they have done in these 18 months of pandemic: when there were no hand gels at the beginning of the emergency, we gave the formulation to make them at controlled prices, because I don’t know if you remember the crazy prices they had – highlights the number one of Fofi – Then there was the problem of “unobtainable” masks, and we worked to overcome it; then there was was to transform the numbers that the doctors transmitted on the mobile phones of the patients into prescriptions, and we did it; then we administered the anti-Covid vaccines, giving a huge hand to the immunization campaign because the relationship we have is above all with people maybe doubtful, who find a close environment in the pharmacy, a relationship of friendship and confidence, a place where you are not a number, but a person “. “We have always done our part – repeats Mandelli – and we also do it for tampons. We performed them at the beginning when it was difficult to do them, helping the country. Now they ask us to do more and we, with the usual reliability, seriousness and safety, we are giving an answer “. The Green pass effect on the first doses of Covid-19 vaccine is there, continues and will continue according to the president of the Federation of Orders of Italian Pharmacists. The boom in demand for tampons by non-immunized people who still have to show the green certificate to work, according to the Fofi chief, may not last that long. Precisely because vaccinations will increase and the ‘push’ of the pass requirement seems to be working. “The data we saw yesterday on the first doses speak of an important increase – underlines Mandelli at Adnkronos Salute – If we go to 100 thousand first doses per day, in 7 days we will reach almost 1 million people” who will no longer need of swab to show the ‘passport’. “I think that, if people go to get vaccinated”, the pressure on pharmacies for tests “will not be dramatic. If we can get 90% vaccination coverage – he is convinced – we can also think differently”.