Starting from June 2021, the Italian government has opened the anti-Covid vaccination campaign to everyone. This means that all people can book an appointment, regardless of their age or job.

All the people over the age of 16 who have received the second dose for at least 150 days ( 5 months), can now receive the third dose or ‘booster’, called terza dose in Italian. In some regions, it is necessary to make an appointment while in others it is enough to go to a vaccination center without a reservation. At the bottom of the page, you will find all the information region by region.

Please remember that in Italy:

  • Vaccines are free. Nobody can ask you for money to get the vaccine.
  • All people, Italian and foreigners, who regularly live in Italy are entitled to receive the vaccine.
  • Some regions also allow the vaccination to foreign citizens temporarily present in Italy who have the codice STP (Stranieri Temporaneamente Presenti), codice ENI (Europeo Non Iscritto), and foreign citizens awaiting the 2020 regularization procedures.
  • Vaccination is not mandatory. But having the vaccine helps you not to get sick or get seriously ill. Remember that if a lot of people are vaccinated it is easier to stop the virus.
  • Even people who have been Covid19 positive can get vaccinated.

What vaccines are available in Italy?

In Italy, 4 different vaccines are currently used:

  • Pfizer-BioNtech Comirnaty Vaccine:
    It is done twice (2 doses). Between the first and second time, you have to wait about 21 days.
  • Moderna vaccine:
    It is done twice (2 doses). Between the first and second time, you have to wait about 28 days.
  • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria vaccine:
    It is done twice (2 doses). Between the first and second time, you have to wait 28-84 days.
  • Janssen by Johnson & Johnson: 1 single dose

All of these vaccines have been officially authorized and recognized as safe by the European Union and the Italian government.

Visit this page on the Ministry of Health website to find more information.

How do I book the vaccine?

Reservations for the vaccine can be made online, on the website of your region, or by telephone by calling the free number. Below, you will find links to the websites and telephone numbers for each region. The appointment will be set based on the availability of the vaccination centers in your city.

For Italian and foreign citizens legally residing in Italy, the documents required for booking are:

Foreign citizens temporarily present in Italy or awaiting regularization can book through:

  • Codice STP ( enter by writing “STP” before the number without leaving any space)
  • Codice ENI (enter by writing “ENI” before the number without leaving any space)
  • Codice fiscale provvisorio, assigned by the Prefettura for those who have participated in the 2020 regularization procedures

Bring these documents with you even on the day of the vaccine.

Note: remember that only some regions allow booking for the vaccination through codice STP, ENI or codice fiscale provvisorio. Search on google: prenotazione vaccino (the name of your region) con stp. For example “prenotazione vaccino Lombardia con stp”.

Here are some of the regions and useful links for booking with codice STP, ENI or codice fiscale provvisorio:

Abruzzo, Basilicata, Marche, Calabria, Sardegna, Sicilia (pick in “Regione scelta per la vaccinazione”) click this link.
Emilia Romania
Toscana (Arezzo, Grosseto, Siena) phone the number 800 432525 from Monday to Saturday from 8 to 20

Can I get the vaccine without tessera sanitaria?

Yes, in some regions it is possible to book the appointment even without a tessera sanitaria by using the codice STP, ENI or codice fiscale provvisorio. You have to check if the region you live in offers this service.

If you do not have tessera sanitaria, you still have the right to request the tessera sanitaria in these cases:

  • If you have already applied for the renewal of your permesso di soggiorno and you are waiting
  • If you applied for regularizzazione last year (2020). You can have the tessera sanitaria even if you haven’t received a response yet.

In these cases, you can contact the ASL office in your city and make an appointment to request the tessera sanitaria. To find the nearest ASL office, you can do an online search by writing to Google: ufficio ASL + (your city).

Can I get the vaccine without making an appointment?

Yes, by participating in the “Open Days” organized by the region. Open Days allow those who have not yet received the vaccine, to show up WITHOUT an APPOINTMENT, in some vaccination hubs, on certain days and times.

Search on google for the open days of your region by writing: open day vaccini + name of your region (for example “open day vaccini Toscana”)

What should I do after getting the vaccine?

After the vaccine, you will need to stay in the center where you got the vaccine for 15-30 minutes. This is to make sure that you do not have particular reactions.

In the first few days after getting the vaccine, you may have some symptoms. The most common are: redness and / or pain in the injection area, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, fever.

If necessary, you can call your doctor to inform them of your symptoms and ask what medications you can take (especially if you already have a health condition and / or are on medication).

Call 112 in case of emergencies .

The virus is not effective immediately, but depending on the type of vaccine a few weeks after the second dose (in the case of 2 dose vaccination).

After the vaccine you can also download the Green Pass.

Even if you have been vaccinated, you must continue to respect all the measures: wear a mask, keep a distance of at least 1 meter from other people, avoid crowds (meeting with many people).

Where is the vaccine carried out?

Vaccines are done in different places depending on the decisions and possibilities of the region.

In general, all regions are using vaccination centers, also called centri vaccinali or hub. Many regions also use pharmacies, pediatri (pediatricians) and medici di base (family doctors).

At the time of booking you will be asked to choose the place to have the vaccine.

Consent form and vaccines information

It is important to know that before getting the vaccine it is necessary to carefully read the information and sign the consent form.

The nota informativa (information package) is used to give you all the useful information you need to know before getting the vaccine and to understand if you have any diseases or health problems that must be kept under control after the vaccine.

While the modulo di consenso (consent form) is used to authorize the doctor to get the vaccine against Covid 19. You must fill it in with your personal details and sign it.

Usually these documents are in Italian, but the government has also translated them into more languages. On this link you will find the English, French, Romanian and Arabic versions. You can read them beforehand to better understand what is written or ask the vaccination center to download them for you if you cannot understand properly the form in Italian.



  • Poste italiane website
  • by phone by calling the free number 800.009.966 (active from Monday to Friday from 9 to 18)
  • at sportelli Atm Postamat  with tessera sanitaria

Provincia autonoma di Bolzano

  • Regione website 
  • By calling the numbers 0471 100999 and 0472 973850 (active from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:00)


  • Poste italiane website
  • By calling the free number 800.009.966 (active from Monday to Friday from 9 to 18)
  • at sportelli Atm Postamat  with tessera sanitaria


Emilia Romagna

Friuli Venezia Giulia





  • Poste italiane website
  • By calling the free number 800.009.966 (active from Monday to Friday from 9 to 18)
  • at sportelli Atm Postamat  with tessera sanitaria




  • Regione website
  • By calling the freephone number 800 713931 (active from Monday to Saturday from 8 to 20)
  • At  pharmacies accredited to the FarmaCUP service




Provincia di Trento


Valle d’Aosta



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