According to the data of the Italian Prime Ministry, 86 million 201 thousand 755 doses of vaccine have been administered as of today in the country where the widespread vaccination campaign against COVID-19 started on 27 December 2020.
The number of those whose vaccinations were completed was 43 million 229 thousand 551. Thus, the ratio of those vaccinated to the population over the age of 12 reached 80.04%.
Authorities responsible for the vaccination campaign were aiming to vaccinate 80 percent of the population over the age of 12 by the end of September. Authorities, which came into force on 6 August in the country and will become mandatory for all public and private sector employees on 16 October; He also states that the “Green Pass” certificate, which certifies vaccination or testing, or having recently had COVID-19, has also accelerated the vaccination campaign somewhat.
On the other hand, with the decision taken by the Ministry of Health, the age limit was changed to 60 years and above in the 3rd dose vaccination, which was started on September 20 for those aged 80 and over and those with chronic diseases. The number of people who have been vaccinated for the third dose since September 20 in the country has reached 296 thousand 624.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Italy increased by 2 thousand 748 yesterday and reached 4 million 698 thousand 38. The number of people who lost their lives from COVID-19 increased by 46 to 131 thousand 274.