“Clinically at risk” people receive the third dose of the Covid vaccine in Italy


In the fight against the coronavirus, Italy will give the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to “clinically vulnerable” people this month.

With the move, it will be the newest country in the west to push booster jabs.

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In the fight against the coronavirus, Italy will give the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to “clinically vulnerable” people this month.

With the move, it will be the newest country in the west to push booster jabs.

Italy’s Health Minister Roberto Speranza said the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will be made available to groups of “clinically at risk” people this month.

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Italy reported 71 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, up from 52 on Monday. The daily number of new infections rose from 3,361 to 4,720.

Meanwhile, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has cut the average life expectancy in Italy by 1.2 years.

Italy’s national statistics agency ISTAT said in a report that the nationwide life expectancy of those born in 2020 has decreased by more than a year compared to 2019.

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According to the latest figures, the nationwide life expectancy at birth was 82 years last year, up from 83.2 years in 2019.

For a child born in 2020, the life expectancy of a man is almost 80 years, while for women it is 84.4 years.

“In 2020, the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting sharp rise in mortality abruptly interrupted the increase in life expectancy at birth that had shaped the trend until 2019,” said ISTAT.

(With contributions from agencies)

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