On 9 September 2021, the Italian Medicines Agency AIFA has approved the additional doses of Covid19 to vulnerable people as:
Additional dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at least 28 days after the last dose.
A booster dose to maintain the effectiveness at least six months after the last dose. This applies to people older than 80 years old and health care workers frequently exposed to the virus.
Two mRNA vaccines: Conformity (Pfizer) and Spikevax(Moderna), will be used. Only Conformity (Pfizer) is recommended for vulnerable people aged between 12 to 18.
The opinion will be passed to the Ministry of Health for official approval in the coming days.