Sunday, December 6, 2020

Italy to start Covid vaccinations in January

The clinical trials of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has been successfully completed.(File photo for representation)

MILAN, November 20: A significant number of Italians who want to be vaccinated against Covid-19 should have received their shots by next September, Italy’s special commissioner for the virus emergency said Thursday.
Italy is set to receive 3.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the second half of January through the European Union’s purchase program, enough to provide the requisite two doses to 1.6 million of Italy’s 60 million people, special commissioner Domenico Arcuri said. He said elderly Italians and individuals with the most risk of exposure would get first priority.
“This will be the biggest campaign to administer a vaccine that we can remember, not just in Italy but in all of Europe and many parts of the world,” Arcuri said during a news conference in Rome. (AP)