The Italian Healthcare Ministry has decided to vaccinate those who recovered from coronavirus with one dose of jabs designed for two injections, according to Corriere Della Sera newspaper, Report informs referring to TASS.
It is recommended to vaccinate those who recovered from coronavirus infection no earlier than three months after the disease and no later than six months after that. Moreover, the vaccine should be received by both those who had a mild and severe form of the disease.
This decision was made due to the danger of re-infection with new strains of coronavirus, which are increasingly spreading in the country. At the same time, it is not indicated how the infected, the number of which has reached almost 3 million since the beginning of the pandemic in Italy, will be included in the vaccination calendar, which is behind schedule due to lack of doses and delays in deliveries.
According to the Ministry of Health, to date, 4,757,890 people have received the first dose, almost 1.5 million people have been fully immunized.
Earlier it was reported that the developer companies and manufacturers of vaccines are testing them for effectiveness against new mutations of the virus and do not exclude the injection of a third dose to strengthen immunity.