“When to say stop to certificates and requests for tampons? When we have reached 50% of Italians who have completed the vaccination cycle, waiting to reach 80%”. Undersecretary for Health Pierpaolo Sileri says this to the microphones of ‘In vivavoce’ on Rai Radio1. “In itinere if you meet all vaccinated people, with first and second doses, I don’t see why a tampon should be asked or why – adds Sileri – the mask should still be kept. It is right to keep the mask indoors, in the workplace, on the public transport because you can’t know if whoever you meet is vaccinated. But among people who know each other and are all vaccinated no, I don’t see why – he stresses – I couldn’t invite 15 vaccinated home all together “. As for the tests, “we reserve the swabs for those who are not vaccinated, who have not completed the vaccination or who have symptoms – says Sileri – otherwise we risk a redundancy of certifications. I give an example for everyone: I am vaccinated and if I take a plane with a positive I have to quarantine. Because if I am vaccinated do I have to quarantine myself? “. Sileri says that” at the end of the summer we will have 80% of the vaccinated vaccinated “. “Now in Italy the people currently vaccinable are about 54 million, getting 80% of the people vaccinable in the adult population – he underlines – plus the range between 12 and 18 years, means having achieved community protection. We will achieve it. clear – adds the undersecretary – that unfortunately there will be someone who does not want to get vaccinated and we will have to help him by convincing him, without any obligation, of the goodness of vaccines. But I’m pretty sure that by the end of July we will have this percentage that has received at least the first dose and for September , maximum October the vaccination cycle will be completed “. It is” wonderful to see young children who want to get vaccinated in line as outside a stadium or before a concert. We hope that this membership will continue in the coming weeks “. In addition to the 4 regions where reservations are already active, “other regions are also imminent and by the end of June, maximum mid-July – he assures – all regions will be open to the vaccination campaign for this age group”. Sileri therefore recalls that the anti-Covid vaccine from Moderna could soon arrive for the youngest, which has asked the EMA for authorization for the late adolescent range, i.e. between 12 and 18 years old, as already happened between 12 and 15 years. for Pfizer. “This means – underlines the undersecretary – having an extra weapon for almost 2 million adolescents”. We remember, adds Sileri, “that the effectiveness of the vaccine is very close to 100% even in this age group. And there are studies that show that adolescents affected by Covid have also gone to hospital. It is clear that it is a lot. much rarer, but hospitalizations are 3-4 times higher than those of seasonal flu. Among other things, going to vaccinate the younger population means limiting that viral reservoir that can also generate mutations and therefore create problems for the future “. As for the unvaccinated, “I do not think that the unvaccinated in the 60-69 age range are no-vax. I think it is mainly a distrust of the vaccines recommended for them which are Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca” says Sileri. “Surely there will be some. generally reluctant for vaccination – he adds – but there are 2 million people. Probably an initial inability to reach them has also affected them, but now with the vaccine in the pharmacy, practically near the house, it will be easier “.