Against the Indian variant, two doses of the Covid vaccine offer protection. “The Indian variant, as far as we know, shows a higher transmissibility than the English one, however it does not seem to decrease the effectiveness of vaccines more substantially: two doses of vaccine protect well from the Indian variant” underlined Gianni Rezza, director General of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, at a press conference on the analysis of data from the regional monitoring of the Control Room. “What may perhaps have a greater partial effect is the South African one, which is practically not circulating in Italy”. Read also “Even with the caution that we have always maintained, we must recognize that the epidemiological situation is definitely improving. Rt is well below unity, we would like it to be 0.4-0.5. This 0.72 means that the transmission is, in this moment, in decline. This corresponds to a faster decrease in the incidence rate, close to 50 per 100 thousand “explained Rezza.” The vaccination campaign is bearing fruit. We are vaccinating to protect. In this way above all, the burden of serious illness is reduced, as evidenced by the decongestion of the employment rate in the medical area and in intensive care “. And at the same time, he added, “we are starting to see an initial effect on decreasing transmission. To see a strong effect on reducing transmission, more and more layers of the juvenile population will need to be vaccinated, which, once secured the more fragile and at-risk population, it can be done. I believe in the next month, when more vaccines are expected to arrive, we will be able to start vaccinating more in the youth range “. Therefore, he concluded, “we must continue to move forward with the vaccination campaign, but also maintain the full regime of tracing the infection. From this point of view, we must not let our guard down”.