Can you refuse to ‘mix and match’ Covid-19 vaccines in Italy?

Can you refuse to ‘mix and match’ Covid-19 vaccines in Italy?

After conflicting guidelines on the AstraZeneca vaccine, Italy's latest official advice is that no one under 60 should be offered the vaccine – including people who have already had the first dose. But those who are reluctant to switch vaccines for their second jab do have another option.

Italy approves ‘mix and match’ vaccinations for under-60s as regions issue varying rules on AstraZeneca

Italy approves ‘mix and match’ vaccinations for under-60s as regions issue varying rules on AstraZeneca

UPDATE: Italy ‘strongly recommends’ AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for over-60s only

UPDATE: Italy ‘strongly recommends’ AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for over-60s only

Italy to review use of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine on under-50s

Italy to review use of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine on under-50s

Covid-19: Eight in ten Sicilians offered AstraZeneca jab now ‘refusing’ it

Covid-19: Eight in ten Sicilians offered AstraZeneca jab now ‘refusing’ it

EXPLAINED: Why has Italy recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine for over-60s only?

EXPLAINED: Why has Italy recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine for over-60s only?

Italy restricts use of AstraZeneca Covid jab to over-60s

Italy restricts use of AstraZeneca Covid jab to over-60s

‘Possible link’ between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, EMA concludes

‘Possible link’ between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, EMA concludes

In Europe questions linger over possible AstraZeneca jab side-effects

In Europe questions linger over possible AstraZeneca jab side-effects

Italian prime minister gets AstraZeneca vaccine

Italian prime minister gets AstraZeneca vaccine

AstraZeneca denies stockpiling after inspectors find 29 million doses in Italy

AstraZeneca denies stockpiling after inspectors find 29 million doses in Italy

UPDATE: Italy to ‘double’ AstraZeneca vaccinations after resuming jabs on Friday

UPDATE: Italy to ‘double’ AstraZeneca vaccinations after resuming jabs on Friday

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘safe and effective’ against Covid-19, European Medicines Agency concludes

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘safe and effective’ against Covid-19, European Medicines Agency concludes

How will the AstraZeneca suspension affect Italy’s vaccine rollout plans?

How will the AstraZeneca suspension affect Italy’s vaccine rollout plans?

AstraZeneca benefits outweigh risks, EMA says as EU orders 10 million more Pfizer doses

AstraZeneca benefits outweigh risks, EMA says as EU orders 10 million more Pfizer doses

Italy ‘right to be cautious’ in suspending AstraZeneca vaccine, says health minister

Italy ‘right to be cautious’ in suspending AstraZeneca vaccine, says health minister

UPDATE: Which countries in Europe have suspended AstraZeneca vaccinations?

UPDATE: Which countries in Europe have suspended AstraZeneca vaccinations?

Italy suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot concerns

Italy suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot concerns

Covid-19: Italy bans batch of AstraZeneca vaccine

Covid-19: Italy bans batch of AstraZeneca vaccine

Italy authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s

Italy authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s

First AstraZeneca vaccines to arrive in Italy on Saturday to be used for key workers

First AstraZeneca vaccines to arrive in Italy on Saturday to be used for key workers

Italy cautious on AstraZeneca vaccine for over-55s

Italy cautious on AstraZeneca vaccine for over-55s