Italy Makes COVID Vaccines Mandatory For Everyone Over 50

The COVID World post date: January 6th, 2022

Italy on Wednesday made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for everyone over the age of 50 with the drastic measure taking effect immediately.

All workers 50 and up need to present a health certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from the virus, or face unpaid suspension. Unemployed residents over 50 will also have to be vaccinated, though it is not yet clear what penalties they may face.

The measure will take effect immediately and will run until June 15th

Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s cabinet approved the measure Wednesday, as Italy has already made vaccination mandatory for teachers and healthcare workers in October, with all employees now needing to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

Draghi told the cabinet, according to his spokesperson:

“Today’s measures aim to keep our hospitals functioning well and at the same time keep open schools and business activities.

We are targeting the age groups which are most at risk of hospitalization in order to reduce pressure on hospitals and save lives.”

However, members from the right-wing Lega party have been openly critical of the mandate, characterizing it as “without scientific foundation” considering that the absolute majority of those hospitalized with COVID are well over 60.

It is believed the mandate will affect approximately 13% (3.6 million) of the roughly 28 million people in Italy over the age of 50, with 6% having received only one dose and 7% remaining unvaccinated.

Italy has one of the highest vaccination levels in Western Europe, with around 74% of Italians fully vaccinated according to Our World in Data.

A report by Reuters:

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Ignorance of Truth
Ignorance of Truth
11 days ago

Resist, do not consent!

angrycitizen
angrycitizen
11 days ago

And soon it will be everybody… Fuck Draghi, such a ugly mfer

Double vaccinated and boosted
Double vaccinated and boosted
11 days ago

Time to fight like your life depends on it, because it literally does.

Rainor
Rainor
11 days ago

Ah, Italy, the country where the Mafia arose, where extortion prospered and the bandits never left power.

Will NotComply
Will NotComply
Reply to  Rainor
11 days ago

They have the best food though, in my opinion.

Dam Scam
Dam Scam
Reply to  Rainor
11 days ago

Also where soap so you can wash your filth off and forks so you dont have to use your hands to eat were invented.. Could go on..

Antonello
Antonello
Reply to  Rainor
10 days ago

Mafia as you mean it (movies) has more to do with chosen people and CIA. In Italy it is government reaching the unreacheable after unification

KrissMac
KrissMac
11 days ago

Lessee…Most of the people there are double-jabbed and maybe boosted, and STILL THERE IS A PROBLEM with “pressure on hospitals”? I used to think this was about scientific illiteracy but as we all know now, it’s pure governmental corruption no matter which country.

nomorelies
nomorelies
Reply to  KrissMac
11 days ago

Yes, people lived in the western societies with a great deal of loyalty toward their governments, laws and their fellow citizens. This was sort of natural in ~peace time (roughly for the past 60-70 years). This is all over now. They found the “weak point” [the health paranoia] and they enjoy seeing us in fear and do every incredible training exercise they figure out here and there. And, people are stupid enough to follow the rules and participate in this self-destructing “game”. They deserve their fate.

Will NotComply
Will NotComply
11 days ago

Italians are familiar with Fascism. The last Fascists ended up hanging upside down from an Esco station sign with bullets in them.

nomorelies
nomorelies
Reply to  Will NotComply
11 days ago

Let us hope so. The sooner the better.

Demis
Demis
11 days ago

Mandatory still has to have your CONSENT

nomorelies
nomorelies
Reply to  Demis
11 days ago

They will find ways to have the “consent” – so, this year will be crucial concerning our future. It will not be easy …

Demis
Demis
11 days ago

There is nothing new under the sun.
They Persecuted the early Church Feed them to the Lions made a sport of it.
Now they’ll do the same with those that CHOOSE NOT TO PUT A SUBSTANCE INTO THERE BODIES.
It was Evil then and its Evil Now, the vaccinated are the SPECTATORS cheering them on…….

Emporio
Emporio
11 days ago

With the way things are going, EU will mandate this poison by the end of February. America maybe by the end of April or sooner. And then follows the rest of the world. This year is gonna be atleast 10 times worse than the previous one.

nomorelies
nomorelies
Reply to  Emporio
11 days ago

So, this hugely justifies our fight for freedom across the globe.

Daz
Daz
11 days ago

Il Duce Draghi might want to have a read through this document.
https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/udhr.pdf (The Universal Declaration of HUman Rights). If he survives to trial it might be used against him.

A war against humanity
A war against humanity
11 days ago

To sum it up, they WILL make sure you “willingly” take the clot shot. I live in Croatia and I am glad I live 20 miles away from Bosnia where there aren’t any mandates. So if things get tough, I’ll just walk right over there.

nomorelies
nomorelies
Reply to  A war against humanity
11 days ago

Long live Bosnia! Do they accept refugees also from Hungary? – just in case … and at some point it may not sound that funny.

Steve
Steve
11 days ago

So they have one of the highest vaccine rates while their hospitals are filled up and want to force more vaccination? Houston we have a problem.

Robert Koch
Robert Koch
11 days ago

So the bastard who scammed millions of Europeans out of their pension savings is now f*cking them again with this legislation. If I were Italian I’d like to know where he lives.

BVforFreedom
BVforFreedom
11 days ago

Lo stronzo!!!!

Emilia Forza
Emilia Forza
10 days ago

Lets see … it was also Italy with the help of Renzi that funneled US presidential voting machine results through a server in Italy that altered vote counts, no?

Gain of funktion
Gain of funktion
9 days ago

Italians do it better

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