Lazio and Lombardy risk having to freeze bookings for covid vaccines in the coming weeks. “We need to run more than the Delta variant. We need 100 thousand doses of Pfizer” vaccine “by July, otherwise we will have to move the bookings for the first administrations with Pfizer for the period from 11 to 15 July by a week”, explains the councilor for health Lazio, Alessio D’Amato. “Lazio is the first Italian region for complete vaccination cycle over 12. In the last week the target value of 27% was exceeded”.
“In recent days we have received not very positive messages: in the month of July the number of vaccines that must be transferred to us will be reduced considerably, a fact that will prevent us from concluding according to our forecasts. , of having to suspend further bookings “, said in the same hours the president of the Lombardy Region, Attilio Fontana, speaking on video link to the Anci Regional Assembly. “This – he added – was not needed. We hoped and we actually asked to receive more, to conclude earlier. We arrived to inoculate 120 thousand doses per day, but we could have also reached 150-160 thousand. Now, therefore, we are forced to having to slow down, when with the presence of variants the experts suggest instead the need to accelerate with the administration. We hope that reassuring news will arrive soon “, he hoped, thanking the mayors for” the contribution received in the last year “.” We will have in July a very heavy reduction in the deliveries of vaccines to the Regions. The government and the Commissioner at Covid continue an attitude of minimization and to some extent concealment of reality “, echoes the president of the Campania Region, Vincenzo De Luca. “The reality – he adds during a live Facebook – is heavy: hundreds of thousands of less doses of vaccine will arrive in the Regions in July. The Regions will be in a position to hardly be able to do any first vaccination and will have to concentrate on boosters in relation to the vaccinations carried out in the previous months. This is the true reality that is not communicated to Italian citizens, continuing in a disastrous communication attitude that has determined a relaxation on the part of millions of Italian citizens, which is absolutely wrong “.