Starting from 10 January 2022, in Italy it is mandatory to be vaccinated against Covid-19. It is an obligation for all people, Italian or foreign residents in Italy, who are aged 50 or over.

This new rule is to reduce the contagion of the new COVID-19 virus variants and protect older people who, if exposed to Covid, have a greater risk to their health.

The obligation to be vaccinated applies to everyone. Both for people who work and for people who don’t work.
In particular, workers from 50 years of age must necessarily have the Super Green Pass (or Green Pass rafforzato) to enter the workplace starting from February 15, 2022. This means that before February 15, 2022 it is mandatory to do at least one dose of the vaccine to obtain the Super Green Pass.

At the moment, the vaccination obligation is expected to last until June 15, 2022. The new government measures may change again based on the contagion situation in the coming months.

Can I not get the vaccine?

You are not required to get the vaccine only if you have a particular disease or health conditions. In this case, however, it is your family doctor who must issue a certificate in which it is explained why you cannot be vaccinated. You can’t decide for yourself.

If you have had Covid you can not get the vaccine immediately, but you will have to do it after a few months. Your family doctor or ASL (Azienda Sanitaria Locale) will tell you when you can get the vaccine.

What happens if I don’t get the vaccine?

Starting from February 1, 2022, there will be checks for those who have the obligation to be vaccinated against Covid-19. If you have to be vaccinated and you are not vaccinated, you risk getting a fine of 100 euros.

For workers aged 50 and over, checks begin on February 15, 2022 and if the workers do not have the Super Green Pass (or Green Pass rafforzato) they cannot enter the workplace.
If you are checked and you do not have the Green Pass you can receive a fine ranging from 600 to 1,500 euros. There is also a fine for the employer ranging from 400 to 1,000 euros.


ItaliaHello does not produce medical information and all information has been taken from official websites such as the website of the Italian Ministry of Health. In case of doubt, we recommend that you contact your doctor.