Open to school staff “a fast track to receive the third dose”. Thus the Undersecretary of Health Pier Paolo Sileri, in an interview with Corriere della Sera. “It was done for health professionals and how their teachers and school workers work in high-risk environments, in contact with young people who are not immunized under the age of 12 as the vaccine for their age is not yet available”. Therefore, Sileri explains, he would add the employees of the school among the high priority categories “always respecting the six months that must elapse between the second and third dose. There is no scientific evidence that it is necessary to anticipate. We take into account that most of the staff completed their cycle in the summer (90% with AstraZeneca) so there is still some time left. A decision has not been made, it is being discussed ”. On the rise in cases, Sileri explains that “it was expected and the no vax demonstrations in Trieste, where there was a surge in hospitalizations, did not help. We also knew that young people under 20, who absorb 23% of new infections, would represent a margin of risk. In addition to catching the virus, they take it home. We hope to have the vaccine for this age group as soon as possible, which has just been cleared by the American FdA and not yet by the European agency Ema. But it is not even remotely comparable to that of the United Kingdom ”. According to Sileri, “we will have a free Christmas. The cases will continue to grow a little more. Thanks to the green card, we will not be restricted ”. As far as the abolition of the green passport is concerned, the undersecretary excludes it “it is premature to speak of a reduction or even the abolition of the green pass. For at least three reasons: cases are on the rise. The transmissibility index based on symptomatic cases is increasing and that based on hospital admissions has exceeded the epidemic threshold; the over 50s completely uncovered, without even a dose, are about 2 million 731 thousand and I am not optimistic about being able to recover them, despite the awareness campaigns. The only resources are family doctors and door-to-door persuasion ”. And then “the administration of the third doses, which has just begun, is in progress. The so-called booster calls, to health workers and over 60 to be clear, are about 1 million and 305 thousand. Those additional, to immunosuppressed and fragile, 262 thousand “.