Vaccines, ok for anti-Covid administration along with anti-flu: the concept of the ministry’s circular

Green light around co-administration of the vaccine COVID-19 He is born in flu shot. This is foreseen in the draft circular ‘Time interval between the administration of anti-SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 vaccines and other vaccines’ issued by the Ministry of Greeting. “In view of the approaching flu vaccination campaign, it is possible that some categories of subjects for whom the flu vaccination seasonally recommended and actively and freely offered are simultaneously eligible for the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccination, the document reads. “Although to date there is no indication in the technical data sheets of the EMA-approved anti-SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccines regarding their co-administration with other vaccines,” he continues, “taking into account with the current indications expressed by the main authority of International Public Health and related Advisory committees and preliminary data regarding the co-administration of anti-SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 vaccines with influenza vaccines, it will be possible to schedule the administration of the two vaccines, in accordance with the rules of good vaccination practice, in same vaccination session, without it being clear that a possible lack of availability of one of the two vaccines is not used as a reason to delay the administration of the other”.

The draft circular is signed by the Director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health Giovanni Rezza, by the general director of the Italian drug agency Aifa Nicola Magrinic, by the president of the Higher Institute of Health Silvio Brusaferro and by the President of the Superior Health Council Franco Locatelic. “The flu vaccination will also be very important this year to better protect the most vulnerable people in particular,” said the Minister of Health. Roberto Speranza.

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