Vatican City, Dec 15, 2020 / 05:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
Vatican City will begin to offer coronavirus vaccinations in January, according to the Vatican director of health and hygiene.
“We believe it is very important that even in our small community a vaccination campaign against the virus responsible for COVID-19 is started as soon as possible,” Dr. Andrea Arcangeli, head of the Vatican health service, told Vatican News.
“In fact, only through widespread and widespread immunization of the population can real benefits in terms of public health be obtained to gain control of the pandemic.”
The Pfizer vaccine is expected to be made available to Vatican City residents, employees and their family members over the age of 18 in the first months of 2021.
Arcangeli said that the Pfizer vaccine was chosen because it is the only vaccine currently in the process of obtaining approval by the European and American health authorities. He added that later other vaccines produced by different methods may be introduced after evaluating their effectiveness and safety.