Italy sticking to target of 500,000 jabs a day -Figliuolo

(ANSA) – ROME, APR 8 – Italy is sticking to its vaccination
target of 500,000 jabs a day by the end of April, COVID
Emergency Commissioner General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo said
Thursday.
    “The plan isn’t changing, by the end of the month we must reach
500,000 daily doses,” he said while visiting a vaccination hub
in Marche.
    He said the AstraZeneca jab would now be given to the 60-79 age
bracket and the under 60s who have already got a first dose
would also receive a second shot.
    On the AstraZeneca’s jab’s safety, he said that the European
Medicines Agency had said “it is a safe vaccine and I hope that
ends the affair”.
    On Wednesday EMA said the AstraZeneca vaccine was safe but
possibly linked to very rare cases of blood clots.
    It said its benefits far outweighed its possible risks.
    Italy is trying to speed up its vaccine rollout after a string
of delays. (ANSA).
   

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