The campaign of vaccination is moving on in Pisa, Italy, on April 6, 2021. Moderna and AstraZeneca … [+] Jabs are inoculated in the vaccination centre of Pisa. Precedence is given to the fragile people and elderly. (Photo by Enrico Mattia Del Punta/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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After a rather slow rollout, Italy takes its vaccination strategy one step forward and allows for companies to get their workers anti-Covid jabs. Alongside workers’ unions, the government signed today a specific protocol which allows for employees who want to get vaccinated to be able to get a dose through to their firm. The agreement is going to complete the anti-coronavirus safety protocol already adopted by Italian companies over the last months, and it is supposed to speed up vaccine penetration efforts in the country.
Vaccinations among workers will start in May and they will run parallel to the national vaccination strategy. Participation will be voluntary for firms and employees alike. Smaller companies might pair up with bigger ones to ease logistics, and the time that employees will spend to get vaccinated will be considered working time. In case of side effects in the days following the jab, each worker will be allowed to take a sick leave…