COVID-19: Italy 'on track' for 80% vaccine coverage in Sept

Emergency Commissioner Figliuolo unfazed by anti-vax protests

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 26 - Italy's COVID-19 Emergency Commissioner Francesco Paolo Figliuolo said Monday that Italy was on target to have 80% of the population vaccinated for COVID-19 by the end of September, a level of coverage that should bring about herd immunity.
    "By the end of July we will have covered 60% of the people it is possible to vaccinate," Figliuolo said as he visited a vaccination hub in Turin.
    "Our aim is to get up to 80 by the end of September and that target is a step away.
    "We are at 56% and I consider that a good result.
    "Now we have to keep going without letting up".
    When asked about a demonstration by a group of anti-vaccination protesters outside the hub, Figliuolo commented: "I saw lots of young people (having jabs) and some people who are against (vaccinations) and that is right - it's a free country". (ANSA).


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