Italy Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Those Over 50

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  • 08/19/2022

Italy is now requiring every adult over the age of 50 to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

As reported by BizPacReview, the measure was passed unanimously by the Council of Ministers despite divisions between political parties. 

The mandate took immediate effect. 

In Italy, the omicron variant has placed increasing pressure on hospitals, with 189,109 new infections and 231 deaths on Wednesday. The country’s total death count reached 138,276, the highest of any country in Europe. 

“We are making these choices in order to restrict the unvaccinated as much as possible, as this is what is causing the burden on our hospital system,” Roberto Speranza, the nation’s health minister, told reporters after the cabinet meeting. 

The ministers also tightened workplace vaccination rules, with those over the age of 50 in public or private sector jobs to show a health pass proving vaccination status or previous COVID-19 recovery after February 15. 

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