“A single dose of SARSCoV-2 / COVID-19 vaccine may be considered for individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. (which occurred symptomatically or asymptomatically), provided that the vaccination is preferably performed within 6 months of the same and in any case no later than 12 months after recovery. SARS-CoV-2 infection ‘of the Ministry of Health, signed by the Director General of Prevention Gianni Rezza.
“For subjects with immunodeficiency conditions, whether primary or secondary to pharmacological treatments, in case of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, the recommendation to continue with the complete vaccination schedule is valid”.
“As indicated by the World Health Organization, the execution of serological tests, aimed at identifying the antibody response to the virus, is not recommended for the purposes of vaccination decision-making”.
Meanwhile, Covid cases in Italy are still on the rise. 4,259 test positives were identified in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 3,558. Instead, there are 21 victims in one day, while yesterday there were 10. There are 235,097 molecular and antigenic swabs for the coronavirus carried out. Yesterday there were 218,705. The positivity rate is 1.8%, up slightly from 1.6% yesterday.
Intensive therapies are slightly down. Today 158 patients are hospitalized, 7 fewer than yesterday in the balance between income and expenses. The daily admissions, according to data from the Ministry of Health, are 9 (yesterday 11). The hospitalized with symptoms in the ordinary wards are 1,196, two more than yesterday
People cured of Covid-19 will be able to take a single dose of the vaccine within 12 months of the first positive swab after the disease. Undersecretary for Health Andrea Costa said this to ANSA, specifying that this extends the time frame of the current legislation, which provides for a single vaccination dose within 6 months of recovery. This, he specified, “on the basis of new scientific evidence” relating to the duration of immunity. A provision in this regard, announced Costa, “will be adopted in a short time, probably already within this week”.