Official: Italy to start COVID vaccinations in January

Official: Italy to start COVID vaccinations in January

Italy will receive 3.4 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in January through the European Union’s purchase program, Italy’s special commissioner for the virus emergency said.

A significant number of Italians who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should have received their shots by next September, special commissioner Domenico Arcuri said.

The doses will be enough to provide the requisite two doses to 1.6 million of Italy’s 60 million people, he added.

“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.

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