Italy to get over 15 mn vaccine doses in May - Figliuolo

Commissioner says 2.6 million shots coming next week

(ANSA) - ROME, APR 22 - COViD-19 Emergency Commissioner Francesco Paolo Figliuolo said Thursday that Italy's efforts to ramp up its vaccination campaign are set for a big boost with the arrival of over 15 million doses next month.
    "Over two and a half million doses will arrive at the national level between April 27 and 29," Figliuolo said during a visit to a vaccination centre in the southern city of Matera.
    "Then between April 30 and May 4-5 we'll have almost 2.6 million doses.
    "And I'm very, very positive about May because the estimates give me over 15 million.
    "The campaign is proceeding in a regular way".
    So far over 16.2 million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been done in Italy and over 4.7 million people are totally vaccinated.


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