From 16 August vaccines without reservations for 12-18 year olds

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Starting from August 16, all children between 12 and 18 years old will be able to get vaccinated without having to book. This is what the Commissioner for Emergency Francesco Figliuolo writes in a letter addressed to the Regions in which he asks to “prepare preferential lanes for admission to the administration of citizens” in this age group, “even without prior reservation”. At the moment, only Pfizer or Moderna is authorized for the under 18s.

The vaccination campaign, writes the general, “is developing within the planned terms that see the progressive achievement of the objectives envisaged for the immunization of the priority classes, of the most vulnerable and fragile citizens”. For this reason, he adds, and with the aim of “giving impetus” to the vaccination of the youngest in view of the reopening of schools in September, the Regions are asked to organize the administrations for 12-18 year-olds by arranging “preferential lanes” and “without preventive administration “.

A need that becomes necessary, continues Figliuolo, also in view of the restart of the sporting season. “This predisposition – the letter reads in fact – will also have positive implications for encouraging the safe recovery of both sporting activities and those aimed at guaranteeing greater psychophysical well-being for the youngest”. And always in this context, every effort must be made to encourage the “completion of vaccination” also of the “technical personnel who work in sports facilities or in sports associations aimed at well-being”.