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Pfizer and Moderna, second dose after 42 days: what the experts say

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May 6, 2021

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, an interval of 42 days is recommended in Italy between the first and second dose. The new indication of the Scientific Technical Committee for the coronavirus emergency, announced on 5 May last, is contained in the opinion attached to a circular from the Ministry of Health. But what do the experts think?

Read also “The goal is to vaccinate as many people as possible with the first dose. So the choice to move the recall for Moderna and Pfizer to 42 groups is fine”, Silvio Garattini, founder and president of the Research Institute, told Adnkronos Salute drugs Mario Negri Irccs. “We have seen that in other countries the choice has worked – adds the pharmacologist – Let’s remember that taking the second dose is very important especially in the elderly. But you can also wait 42 days”. “Extend the recall for Pfizer vaccines to 42 days and Moderna is a common sense choice. Moving the second dose allows you to vaccinate twice as many people, without risk because the coverage after the first dose is very high. A very reasonable decision has come from the CTS and AIFA, “he says. then to Adnkronos Salute Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa and member of the Covid-19 crisis unit of Liguria.