Italy reports rise in Covid vaccine uptake ahead of green pass expansion

Oct 17, 2021 285

The number of first jabs administered in Italy has risen slightly for the first time in weeks, government data showed on Friday, ahead of the expansion of the 'green pass' requirement to workplaces. About 400,000 first jabs have been administered since last week, according to data presented by Italy’s coronavirus emergency commissioner on Friday.

The number of first doses administered on Thursday was 73,296, an increase of around 34% compared to the beginning of the week, the figures published by the office of Emergency Commissioner Francesco Figliuolo showed. Until this week, the number of first jabs had been declining steadily since early August.

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