Recall of the Covid vaccine to tourists. The proposal examined by the Regions for the administration of the second dose to tourists on long stays causes experts to argue that they are largely in favor of this hypothesis. Let’s see all the positions and advice of the experts. Lopalco “Vaccination on vacation is an option to keep in mind” Pier Luigi Lopalco, epidemiologist and health councilor of the Puglia Region told Adnkronos Health. “Not so much for those who take short holidays, for which we can organize ourselves thanks to the flexibility that the vaccines available, but for people who spend a long period, perhaps in the region of origin. This is certainly the case of Puglia where many return for a month or two. The vaccine must be guaranteed for these people. ” “It will be a question – continues Lopalco – to ask citizens who take the second dose to bring the documentation of the first dose. And to organize adequate spaces for people who have not been able in any way to move the second appointment to the Region of residence. we could consider temporarily residents, as we have done for other categories in recent months “. Ladies Second dose of Covid vaccine on vacation? “I am in favor, but there are two problems to overcome. First, it is necessary to provide for the ‘dialogue’ between the computer systems of the various Regions, to avoid errors and administer the right vaccine on the right day”. Secondly, Carlo Signorelli, professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, points out to Adnkronos Salute, it is also necessary to “take into account the supply of doses and the necessary rebalancing”. The strategy, however, is useful, continues the expert, “because it is necessary to create all possible conditions for people to get vaccinated. Right now, in fact, we have people who refuse the vaccine, or postpone it, because the second dose happens. on vacation. This is to be avoided in every way “. For Signorelli,” it is necessary to make a plan of ‘vaccinations on vacation’ which must take into account the arrival of vaccines in the various Regions. I believe that with a little effort it can be done. if you set up a booking system for the second dose for those on ‘off-site’ holidays, you might be able to hit the target. But we need to pay attention to the problem because it is not so simple and immediate “. Andreoni” When we speak of vaccinations in holiday resorts, we are faced with an important question: you cannot upset the calendars of second doses. And that is why a solution must be found today to allow you to make the recall even outside your own a Region “highlights to Adnkronos Health Massimo Andreoni, scientific director of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Simit) and head of Infectious Diseases at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic in Rome.” We are vaccinating adolescents – adds Andreoni – they are precisely the range of population that moves more in summer. So, to be able to bring them with immunization to the resumption of school, we must be able to find solutions between Regions to allow those who need to take the second dose in Sicily even if they are resident in Milan “.Pregliasco” Second dose in holiday? You can “says virologist Fabrizio Pregliasco, professor at the State University of Milan, to Adnkronos Salute.” The imperative is: let’s facilitate vaccination. “And anyway, Preglisco stresses,” there is flexibility for recall. And it is proven that we must never anticipate, but postpone it is possible and maybe even gives better results. We have seen, for example, that Pfizer gives even better results with the 90-day recall. The goal, however – adds the virologist – is to speed up the vaccination campaign by extending it to as many people as possible. So we find those modalities of flexibility without exaggerating with the extensions “. Maga” The possibility of having the vaccine booster in the holiday location, given that it is necessary to organize so that it does not create an overcrowding compared to the residents, is certainly a further advantage to encourage people to take advantage of the vaccine “. Virologist Giovanni Maga, director of the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Cnr of Pavia, told Adnkronos Salute. In this way,” cases in which there may be the inconvenience of interrupting the holiday are avoided. , with the risk that people will be tempted not to take the second dose or to postpone it “. However,” the logistics must be thought out in the most appropriate way, perhaps involving pharmacies, as has already been mentioned, and also of the guard medical tourism. I believe it is an option that can facilitate the management of the second dose “.