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Seven million Italians could be fully vaccinated by end-March - COVID commissioner

· 02/05/2021 05:48
Seven million Italians could be fully vaccinated by end-March - COVID commissioner

- If vaccine supplies will be confirmed, seven million Italians could be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the March, the government's special commissioner Domenico Arcuri said on Friday.

Arcuri said the first 249,600 doses of the AstraZeneca AZN.L vaccine will arrive in Italy on Saturday and will be administered from next week, to people up to the age of 55.

Pfizer PFE.N and Moderna MRNA.O doses will be administered in parallel, to those over 80 and most exposed to risks, such as health workers.



(Reporting by Emilio Parodi, writing bu Maria Pia Quaglia, editing by Giulia Segreti)

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