According to Roberto Speranza, the Italian health minister, persons vaccinated against coronavirus with drugs not recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be able to receive a booster dose of mRNA vaccine in Italy, and after that they will have an electronic COVID certificate (green pass).
“Today, a document of the Ministry of Health has been issued based on the recommendations of AIFA (the Italian Medicines Agency. – GxP News), which allows those who have completed vaccination with drugs not recognized by the EMA to receive a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine, Pfizer or Moderna,” the Ansa agency quotes the minister as saying.
Speranza mentioned the fact that to receive their Italian green pass people who have completed such a course of vaccination have to get a booster dose of these mRNA vaccines no later than six months after vaccination.
On November 3, this decision was announced by Nicola Magrini, AIFA’s director general. He allowed revaccination of persons who had previously been vaccinated with coronavirus drugs not recognized by the country’s and EU regulators, including the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese Sinovac.