Italy will give vulnerable people in the country a third dose of a corona vaccine this month. In the first instance, it concerns people who, for example, have cancer or have undergone an organ transplant, according to the Italian news agency ANSA.
After that, it will be looked at when it is the turn of people over eighty, nursing home residents and health personnel, according to Health Minister Roberto Speranza. He went on to say that the vaccination campaign in the country was going well but emphasized that more Italians should be vaccinated. Nearly 72 percent of all people over the age of 12 are now fully vaccinated.
More and more countries are deciding to switch to a third corona jab. It is now administered in only a small number of countries. In most countries, those shots are only given to the vulnerable, as will soon be the case in Italy, but in Israel, the so-called booster shots have recently been offered to everyone above the age of twelve. In the Netherlands, the authorities are still waiting for the advice of the Health Council.
Italy has recorded more than 129,500 corona-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. In total, almost 4.6 million infections with the coronavirus have been diagnosed. However, according to health experts, the corona situation in Italy is currently fairly stable.