Daylight saving time, time (also) for ticks, with all the risks that may arise for health: for this reason, ULSS 7 Pedemontana – in cooperation with the municipal administrations of mountainous regions – has developed a specific intervention plan.
Thus, an extraordinary session is scheduled for Monday, July 11, for the tick-borne encephalitis vaccination for residents of the Este Regency Seven Municipalities Federation and the Montana Alto Astico Federation. For the former, the session will be held at the Vaccine Service in Asiago (via Monte Sisemol 2), from 9 to 13, while the vaccination at Unione Montana Alto Astico will take place at the Vaccine Center in Schio (in Piazza Conte) from 8.30 to 12.30.
The vaccination is intended for both adults (16 years and older) and children (1-15 years old) at an assigned dose, and includes a full course of three administrations, with the second dose 1-3 months after the first and the third after 5-12 months.
Access will be by reservation, which can be done directly through the ULSS 7 Pedemontana website.
Vaccination is offered in Veneto at a cost of 25 euros per dose for residents of mountainous regions and occupational risk groups, while it is free for volunteers of the Alpine Rescue and Civil Protection.
At the same time, the SISP for ULSS 7 Pedemontana has also launched a massive information campaign targeting residents, both on its website, on social media and through brochures that will be distributed in collaboration with the communications departments of the two mountain communities.
“Vaccination is important, but preventing tick bites is essential – confirms Lorenzo Poligato, SISP director at ULSS 7 Pedemontana – because vaccination still requires a certain time to complete the course, and because it protects in any case from the risk of encephalitis, but there are also other diseases that can It is transmitted by ticks, starting with Lyme disease. That is why we always recommend that you follow some basic precautions when hiking in the mountains.”
In the brochure created, for example, we recall the importance of using long clothing and specific tick repellents, avoiding walking on tall grass or sitting directly on the lawn; In addition, once you return home, it is advisable to check yourself to ensure that you have not been stung.
ULSS 7 Pedemontana press release
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