Summer time, time (also) for ticks, with all the risks that may arise for health: for this reason ULSS 7 Pedemontana – in collaboration with the Municipal Administrations of the mountain areas – has developed an intervention plan specific.
Thus, on Monday 11 July an extraordinary session of TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) vaccination is scheduled for residents in the Municipalities of the Este Regency Union of Seven Municipalities and the Montana Alto Astico Union. For the former, the session will be held at the Vaccinal Service of Asiago (in via Monte Sisemol 2), from 9 to 13, while for the Unione Montana Alto Astico the vaccination will be carried out in the Vaccinal Center of Schio (in Piazza Conte) from 8.30 to 12.30.
Vaccination is aimed at both the adult (16 years and older) and pediatric (1 to 15 years) population with a dedicated dose, and involves a complete course of three administrations, with the second dose 1-3 months after the first and the third dose 5-12 months later.
Access will be by reservation, which can be done directly through the ULSS 7 Pedemontana website.
Vaccination in Veneto is offered at a cost of 25 euros per dose for residents of mountain areas and occupational risk categories, while it is free for Alpine Rescue and Civil Protection volunteers.
At the same time, the SISP of ULSS 7 Pedemontana has also launched a massive information campaign aimed at the population, both on its website and social media and through brochures that will be distributed in collaboration with the communication administrations of the two mountain communities.
“Vaccination is important, but preventing tick bites is essential – underlines Lorenzo Bulegato, director of the SISP of ULSS 7 Pedemontana – both because vaccination still requires a certain time to complete the cycle, and because in any case it protects from the risk of encephalitis, but there are also other diseases that can be transmitted by ticks, starting with Lyme disease. For this reason, however, we recommend that you always follow some basic precautions when walking in the mountains ».
In the brochure created, for example, we recall the importance of using long clothes and specific repellents for ticks, avoiding walking in tall grass or sitting directly on the grass; in addition, once back home, it is advisable to check yourself to make sure that you have not been stung.
Press release of the ULSS 7 Pedemontana Company
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