The pontiff received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the atrium of the Pablo VI classroom, which has been prepared for the vaccination campaign, revealed a source from the Argentine newspaper « La Nación »
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Vatican City.- The Pope Francisco, 84, was vaccinated today against the coronavirus, on the first day that the Vatican State began its vaccination campaign among its inhabitants and employees, reports the Argentine newspaper « La Nación. »
The Vatican has not yet confirmed this information.
The pontiff received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the atrium of the Paul VI classroom, which has been prepared for the vaccination campaign, and in three weeks he will receive the second, according to the same source.
The Health and Hygiene Directorate of the Vatican City already announced that about 10,000 vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer had been reserved. The first doses arrived this Tuesday, according to what has been learned.
In this way, vaccination began for the nearly 3,000 employees and family members and the 800 residents of the Vatican and, as in the rest of the countries, the first will be health personnel and the elderly.
He explained that for the moment, the Vatican will not vaccinate those under 18 years of age, because « studies that include this age group have not yet been carried out », while « for allergic people a medical evaluation is always advisable before to undergo any type of vaccination « .
In a recent interview, the Pope Francisco He had already anticipated that he would also be vaccinated.
« I believe that ethically everyone has to be vaccinated. It is an ethical option because it concerns your life, but also that of others, » Francisco said in this interview.
Also the pope emeritus, Benedict XVI, 93, will receive the vaccine against coronavirus, as communicated his personal secretary, Georg Gänswein, to the CNA agency.