Italy began vaccinating its people against the Corona virus, and it was the first to receive the vaccine, the nurse Claudia Alfernini and Maria Capopianchi, the biologist in charge of the virology laboratory, according to the Italian newspaper “Al-Massagero”.
The 29-year-old Italian nurse said: “I say it with my heart: Let’s get the vaccination all, to our loved ones and to the community. ”The first words after the vaccination were in one of the Spallanzani hospital rooms.
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The director of virology at Spalanzani Hospital said: “I feel very good and I am excited and I hope this privilege will come to everyone soon.”
The newspaper indicated that 9,750 doses of Pfizer vaccines that were destined for Italy arrived on Saturday to Rome from Belgium, and then part of them was distributed in all regions, where the vaccination campaign began yesterday, and the Italian people were vaccinated.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Twitter, “Today, Italy is waking up … it is the day of vaccination … this date will remain with us forever … to start with health workers and the most vulnerable groups, then expand the possibility of achieving immunity for the entire population, and finally eliminating this virus.”
And the Ministry of Health specified that the vaccine doses that are delivered to all European countries on December 27 are “symbolic” and that the real distribution will start from the week of December 28, and about 470 thousand doses will arrive in Italy for each – one week..
“It was only 11 months ago and it appears to have been for life when the first two Covid-19 patients arrived at the hospital. “But now is a moment of hope and it is important for people to believe in it and understand the importance of preserving confinement,” said Giuseppe Ippolito, scientific director of the Lazaro Spallanzani Institute.“.
The Extraordinary Commissioner for the Covid Emergency, Domenico Arcuri, who attended Spallanzani ““It was exciting to see the first Italians who got the vaccine,” he said. He gave us a glimpse of a beam of light. The road is still long and we have to show wisdom and responsibility. Little by little we will be able to get out of this long night. “
Arcuri added: “The vaccine in Italy is free for everyone, but it is not mandatory, and I think that it is a conscious and wise choice, and we are convinced that more will be vaccinated than we think.”“.
The Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, who also went to that hospital, said, “It is the day that we have been waiting for and this gives us confidence; we still need a lot of attention, but today is a beautiful day, today more than ever we have to respect the rules, see the light, but We still have to fight back “.