January 21, 2022

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Omicron: Italy compels people over 50 to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Omicron: Italy compels people over 50 to get the COVID-19 vaccine



 

Omicron: Italy compels people over 50 to get the COVID-19 vaccine.


On January 5, local time, after a record number of nearly 190,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19s were reported that day, the Italian cabinet issued new regulations requiring people over the age of 50 to be vaccinated in response to the raging Omicron strain. An increasingly serious situation.

 

According to a report by the US political news website Politico Europe on January 5, the Italian cabinet requires workers over 50 to present a health pass to prove that they have been vaccinated or have recently recovered from the COVID-19 pneumonia before they can go to work normally. , Otherwise you will face the risk of being suspended from mid-February.

The report pointed out that the Italian government’s regulation is one of the strictest regulations in the epidemic prevention policies of European countries.

 

In fact, the current vaccination rate in Italy has reached 78%, which is higher than the average level of EU countries.

However, 7% of Italians over the age of 50 have not been vaccinated, and this figure has even reached 11% in some areas of Italy. -This group of unvaccinated people are more susceptible to the new coronavirus.

 

The current priority of the Italian government is to achieve economic recovery without imposing a blockade and to maintain the normal operation of the medical system.

However, in the face of the raging Omicron strain, the number of hospitalized people in Italy increased by 25% within a week.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said that he hopes to slow down the serious epidemic by urging Italians who have not yet been vaccinated to complete the vaccination as soon as possible.

He admitted that people over 50 are at the greatest risk of being hospitalized. Pushing them to get vaccinated to reduce their risk of contracting the virus can reduce the pressure on the medical system and save more lives.

 

It is worth noting that Greece has already issued regulations on compulsory vaccination for people over 60 years old in November 2021, while Austria will impose fines on those who have not been vaccinated from February.

 

 

 

Omicron: Italy compels people over 50 to get the COVID-19 vaccine

(source:internet, reference only)


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