“From a strictly immunological point of view” on the extension of the duration of the Green pass in Italy to 12 months “we are not proceeding exactly according to the canons of personalized medicine. I understand that it can be difficult to create a Green pass ‘tailored’ to the conditions of the individual person, however, we cannot fail to take into account the different individual histories and the levels of immunity that have been achieved “. This was stated at Adnkronos Salute by the clinical immunologist and allergist Mauro Minelli, coordinator for Southern Italy of the Foundation for Personalized Medicine.
“One thing is the people who are facing cancer therapy or the immunosuppressed, for them they may need a renewal of the Green pass even at 3-6 months, the other is those who have had the disease and maybe even got vaccinated. last, the duration of the Green pass could be even more than a year “, observes the immunologist.
“So the rule that the certificate lasts for a year or six months, from the point of view of clinical immunology does not hold, much less also for personalized medicine. Where possible, since we have the antibody monitoring tool, let’s use it and put it perhaps as mandatory. The ASL – suggests Minelli – could monitor the progress of the vaccine before deciding even when the third dose will have to be done, assuming that it will have to be done by force, and we begin to screen the various situations to evaluate the duration of antibodies and understand how long the Green pass can last “.