Italy to begin influenza A vaccination

The Italian Health Minstry (Ministero della Salute) has announced that it will begin vaccinations (vaccinazioni) for the A H1N1 flu strain, commonly known as ‘swine flu’ (‘la suina‘), as from next Monday. Vaccinations will be distributed and organised on a regional basis following ministerial guidelines (circolari) on who should receive the vaccination.

The Ministry also announced its public awareness campaign represented by the popular puppet mouse character Topo Gigio.

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