The new national plan for the elimination of measles in the study by the ministry of Health include the vaccination of 800 thousand teenagers and young adults, with the first 500 thousand immunizations in the next year
This was announced by the advisor to the minister Giulia Grillo for vaccines, Vittorio Demicheli. “The obligation of the new generations will be maintained – accurate Demicheli in an interview with Sanità24 – to ensure that the cover remains good, but we need to quickly offer the vaccination to adolescents and young adults are susceptible.
Otherwise it will take many years to break the chain of contagion”.
The offer of the vaccine, explained the expert, should be done every time that the young person comes into contact with an institution. “For example, the solution for the offer to freshmen in universities could be a circular of the ministry of education, which commits the rectors to promote active vaccination, by placing the prophylaxis in the evaluation system of the university.
” The plan, he added, Demicheli, should be ready by January, and should also address the chapter concerning the vaccination of health care workers.
by mid-December, instead will be in the new Nitag (Group technical advisory on vaccination), with the representatives of the ministry, the Iss, the Aifa, Agenas, Orders and unions of medical and scientific societies..