Italy starts giving AstraZeneca jab

(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 11 – Italy on Thursday started
administering the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine with the central
region of Lazio, around Rome, the first to start giving the jab.
    The health ministry has recommended that the new jab, which
joins the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, only go to the 18-55 year
old bracket in good health.
    A major vaccination hub has been opened at Fiumicino Airport,
capable of vaccinating up to 3,000 people a day, said regional
health councillor Alessio D’Amato.
    “We mean to really get the vaccine rollout going at top speed,”
he said.
    Italy’s vaccine rollout has been hit by delays in the delivery
of doses from Pfizer and AstraZeneca in particular.
    It has aired the possibility of legal action against the
companies.
    A 54-year-old optician, Marco Buglione, was the first to get the
AstraZenca vaccine at the new hub at Fiumicino’s long-stay car
park.
    “I’m thrilled,” said Buglione.
    The doctor and opthalmic surgeon said everyone should get he
jab.
    “I think it’s a vaccine that has an excellent production machine
behind it.
    “The British, one of the best peoples in the world, studied it
well at the university of Oxford.
    “Let’s hope that all the vaccines works well and this horrendous
story ends soon, for everyone”, Buglione said, giving the thumbs
up as he got the jab. (ANSA).
   

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