He used strong words that hit the mark. After the statements of Prime Minister Mario Draghi “you have to get vaccinated, the invitation not to do it is an invitation to die” – in many regions of Italy there is a real boom in bookings.
The obligation, starting from 6 August, of the green certificate for a series of activities (from indoor bars and restaurants to swimming pools and gyms, cinemas and theaters) has in fact prompted thousands of people to turn to vaccination centers, perhaps frightened from the possibility of spending the summer away from the pleasures of life. In Italy it therefore happened exactly as in France. Also beyond the Alps, after the speech by French President Emmanuel Macron – last week – on the vaccination obligation for health workers and health pass for most social activities, a real vaccine race had taken place.
Lombardy, yesterday 49 thousand bookings
“The adhesion to the vaccination campaign is growing, yesterday about 49 thousand citizens booked themselves compared to 28,369 on Wednesday and 17,412 on Thursday 15 July”. To write it, on Twitter, is the vice president and councilor for Welfare of the Lombardy Region, Letizia Moratti. “To meet these new requests, an additional 100,000 new places will be available for first doses, from today until the end of August” said the former Minister of Education.
Piedmont, requests double. The governor of Veneto, Zaia: “It’s an assault on diligence”
“Yesterday’s decisions by the Government had the effect, even in Piedmont, of effectively doubling the requests for vaccinations starting from 20, practically every hour we have double the requests compared to the average of these months” announced the president of the Region, Alberto Cirio. According to the governor of Veneto, Luca Zaia, what is happening in the last hours in the vaccination centers “is an assault on diligence”. If last week the increase in vaccinated and booked people was about 6.7 thousand per day, in the last two days the Veneto Region has registered a substantial boom in bookings which reached 13 thousand yesterday and over 20 thousand today. First signs of recovery for the vaccination campaign in Tuscany which in recent weeks has been mainly dedicated to boosters, with a decrease in first administrations compared to previous months. Over 4,000 over 60s, previously hesitant, booked the first dose on the online portal and many people turned to neighborhood pharmacies. Another 10,000 people instead took advantage of the opportunity to anticipate the recall with AstraZeneca. In Campania, citizens’ adhesions to the portal for the administration of the first dose of the vaccine are also growing. «The average – explained Massimo Bisogno, of the Regional Crisis Unit – was in the last weeks of 4-5 thousand subscriptions per day. But yesterday there was a boom with the day that closed with 10 thousand new members. Today, around 3.30 pm there were already 8 thousand new ones booked ».
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