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VACCINE

Who is eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine in your region of Italy?

With each of Italy's 20 regions vaccinating on their own timetable, whether you can book a shot depends on where you live. Here's which categories are eligible across the country right now.

Who is eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine in your region of Italy?
Waiting to be vaccinated in Rome. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

This article was updated on May 28th.

While Italy’s national vaccination plan sets priority groups that each region is supposed to stick to, regional health authorities have some freedom to set their own schedule according to their population and the doses available. 

That’s why over-40s can already get their shots in most parts of the country, but a few others are already onto people in their 30s or even younger. Meanwhile some regions have closed booking for over-80s, health workers and teachers who have already mostly had at least one dose.

Here’s a breakdown of who can currently book a jab in each region of Italy.

Abruzzo

  • Over-40s 
  • People with severe health conditions and disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • Students in their final of high school

Book online here

Basilicata

  • Over-40s 
  • People with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk

Book online here.

Calabria

  • Over-40s 
  • People with severe health conditions and disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk

Book online here.

Campania

  • Over-40s
  • People with severe health conditions and disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk

Book online here.

Emilia-Romagna

  • Over-50s
  • People with severe health conditions and disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • Health workers
  • People in care homes
  • School and university employees
  • Members of the armed forces, emergency services, prison wardens
  • From June 3rd: Over-40s
  • From June 7th: People working in the tourism sector

Find out how to book here.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Over-40s
  • People with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • Health workers
  • School and university employees
  • Members of the armed forces, emergency services, Civil Protection volunteers

Find out how to book here.

Vaccinating senior citizens at home in Rome. Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP

Lazio

  • Over-40s
  • People with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities
  • Students in the final year of high school

Book online here.

Liguria

  • Over-40s
  • People with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • Police, armed forces, Civil Protection volunteers, prison wardens
  • From June 4th: Over-35s

Book online here.

Lombardy

  • Over-30s
  • Under-30s with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities

Book online here.

Marche

  • Over-40s
  • People with severe health conditions and disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • Health workers
  • School and university employees
  • Members of the armed forces and emergency services

Book online here.

Molise

  • Over-50s
  • People with severe health conditions and disabilities

Book online here.

Piedmont

  • Over-30s
  • Clinically vulnerable people
  • School and university employees
  • Civil Protection volunteers

Book online here.

Health workers in Piedmont give vaccinations door-to-door. Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

Puglia

  • Over-50s
  • People with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • Health workers
  • School and university employees
  • Members of the armed forces and emergency services

Book online here.

Sardinia

  • Over-40s
  • People with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • School employees

Book online here.

Sicily

  • Over-40s
  • People with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities

Book online here.

Autonomous province of Trento

  • Over-50s
  • People with severe health conditions and disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • Members of the armed forces and Civil Protection volunteers
  • Health workers
  • Teachers involved in giving final high school exams

Book online here.

Autonomous province of Bolzano

  • Everybody over 18

Book online here.

Vaccinations aboard a vaporetto in Venice. Photo by ANDREA PATTARO / AFP

Tuscany

  • Over-40s
  • People with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • Health workers
  • Members of the police and armed forces

Book online here.

Umbria

  • Over-30s
  • People with severe health conditions and disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
  • Health workers
  • School and university staff
  • Members of the armed forces, prison wardens

Book online here.

Valle D’Aosta

  • Over-40s
  • People with severe health conditions and disabilities

Those eligible will be contacted by their local health authorities. Find more information here.

Veneto

  • Over-40s 
  • People with comorbidities, severe health conditions or disabilities
  • Caregivers and family members of people at high risk

Book online here.

For more information about getting vaccinated in Italy, check your regional health service’s website (links here) or contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Member comments

  1. Why haven’t Umbria gone far than this?
    Umbria

    Over-70s
    People with severe health conditions and disabilities
    Caregivers and family members of people at high risk
    Health workers

  2. I have arranged an appointment in Rome to have my eyes examined. Then they tell me I need a green card to travel on a train. Then it’s proving very difficult to obtain one. I want to be vaccinated. I want a green card. And would all this be easier in England, or is it just as convoluted there?

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Covid face mask rule on flights in Europe set to be eased

The mandatory EU-wide mask requirement for air travel is set to be dropped from Monday, May 16th, but airlines may still require passengers to wear masks on some or all flights

Covid face mask rule on flights in Europe set to be eased

Europe-wide facemask rules on flights are set to be ditched as early as next week in light of new recommendations from health and air safety experts.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) dropped recommendations for mandatory mask-wearing in airports and during flights in updated Covid-19 safety measures for travel issued on Wednesday, May 11th.

The new rules are expected to be rolled out from Monday, May 16th, but airlines may still continue to require the wearing of masks on some or all of flights. And the updated health safety measures still say that wearing a face mask remains one of the best ways to protect against the transmission of the virus.

The joint EASA/ECDC statement reminded travellers that masks may still be required on flights to destinations in certain countries that still require the wearing of masks on public transport and in transport hubs.

It also recommends that vulnerable passengers should continue to wear a face mask regardless of the rules, ideally an FFP2/N95/KN95 type mask which offers a higher level of protection than a standard surgical mask.

“From next week, face masks will no longer need to be mandatory in air travel in all cases, broadly aligning with the changing requirements of national authorities across Europe for public transport,” EASA executive director Patrick Ky said in the statement. 

“For passengers and air crews, this is a big step forward in the normalisation of air travel. Passengers should however behave responsibly and respect the choices of others around them. And a passenger who is coughing and sneezing should strongly consider wearing a face mask, for the reassurance of those seated nearby.”  

ECDC director Andrea Ammon added: “The development and continuous updates to the Aviation Health Safety Protocol in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have given travellers and aviation personnel better knowledge of the risks of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. 

“While risks do remain, we have seen that non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccines have allowed our lives to begin to return to normal. 

“While mandatory mask-wearing in all situations is no longer recommended, it is important to be mindful that together with physical distancing and good hand hygiene it is one of the best methods of reducing transmission. 

“The rules and requirements of departure and destination states should be respected and applied consistently, and travel operators should take care to inform passengers of any required measures in a timely manner.”

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