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Italy considers mandating Covid-19 vaccine and extends green pass requirements

 On Friday, 71% of Italians over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated.

On Friday, 71% of Italians over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated.

The government says it is confident that it will reach its goal of vaccination of 80% of the eligible population by the end of September.

  • PTI Rome
  • Last updated:September 4, 2021 15:46 IST
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Italian officials have said they would consider mandating COVID-19 vaccination, but so far they are happy with the turnout of the public shots. On Friday, 71% of Italians over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated. The government says it is confident that it will reach its goal of vaccination of 80% of the eligible population by the end of September.

Health Minister Roberto Speranza said the government wants to increase this number further and is considering whether to extend the requirements of the Green Pass to other situations. The pass indicates that the person has been vaccinated at least once, has recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months, or has tested negative for the disease in the last 48 hours. You’ll need to dine indoors, access the gym, attend concerts, and travel between regions of Italy by domestic flight, train, ferry, or bus. School teachers and other staff need a Green Pass to access the school grounds. Healthcare workers need vaccinations.

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Italy considers mandating Covid-19 vaccine and extends green pass requirements

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