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Italy expects to get initial 3.4 million shots of COVID vaccine in January - government source

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy will receive an initial 3.4 million shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, probably in January, a government source told Reuters on Tuesday.

The country will be allocated some 13.6% of the first 200 million doses made available to Europe, the source said.

On Monday, Pfizer said its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective based on initial trial results, in a major victory in the fight against the global pandemic.

Italy is one of Europe’s worst-hit countries with over 960,000 cases to date.

Reporting by Elvira Pollina; writing by Angelo Amante; editing by Gavin Jones

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