Italy will eventually make vaccination compulsory, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said at a press conference in Rome on September 2, Report informs referring to Bloomberg.
Italy will also start administering a third vaccine shot later this month, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said, adding that the campaign will start from those with a weak immune system. Speranza stressed that vaccination is already required for health workers and that this requirement could be expanded to other groups.
A green pass is now needed to eat indoors at restaurants, to visit museums and cinemas, and to board planes and long-distance trains. A “green pass” is proof of vaccination, of a recent negative Covid-19 test, or of recent recovery from the virus.
Draghi sounded upbeat on Italy’s vaccination campaign, saying he was confident that a target to inoculate 80 percent of the population by the end of September would be reached. As of this week, seven out of ten Italians over 12 are fully vaccinated.