Milan. Those in Italy who want to be vaccinated for protection from Kovid-19 will probably receive all vaccine doses by September next year. Italy’s Special Commissioner for Virus Emergency Damonico Arcari gave this information on Thursday. He said that the first dose of the vaccine would be available by January.
Arkari said that Italy is to receive 3.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine after the second week of January, which is sufficient to deliver two doses to 1.6 million out of Italy’s six million people under the procurement program from the European Union.
He said that elderly people and those who are at higher risk of infection would be given priority in vaccination.
At a press conference in Rome, Arkari said, “This will be the biggest campaign for vaccination, not only in Italy but also in Europe and many parts of the world.”
Arkari said he hoped that “the process of Pfizer’s accreditation from the European Medical Agency would be completed in time so that the first dose of the vaccine could be given to people in January.” In Europe, Italy has the highest number of deaths due to corona virus after Britain, where 47,800 people have died due to this infection. (Agency)