The Italian government has decided that starting today, June 3rd, 2021, bookings to receive the anti-Covid vaccine will be open to everyone. This means that from now on all people who have not yet been vaccinated can book an appointment.

Previously, vaccines were reserved for those who did a particular job, such as doctors or teachers. Then people were vaccinated according to age, starting with older people and then those who also had other diseases.

With this new decision, the government has lifted the age limit, and therefore all people who have yet to get the vaccine can make an appointment. On this page, we have reported the indications valid at the national level, but the situation may differ slightly from region to 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
  • 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 to make a reservation for 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.

Remember that to make the reservation you must be a resident of the region where you want to get the vaccine. When booking, you will be requested:

  • Codice Fiscale 
  • tessera sanitaria number

Can I get the vaccine without tessera sanitaria?

At the moment, people who do not have tessera sanitaria cannot make an appointment for the vaccine.

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

  • If you have an expired permesso di soggiorno.
    Due to the health emergency, the government has decided to extend the validity of expired permessi di soggiorno until July 31, 2021.
  • 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).

Abruzzo

Basilicata

  • 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)

Calabria

  • 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

Campania

Emilia Romagna

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Lazio

Liguria

Lombardia

Marche

  • 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

Molise

Piemonte

Puglia

  • 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

Sardegna

Sicilia

Toscana

Provincia di Trento

Umbria

Valle d’Aosta

Veneto

Where is the vaccine carried out?

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

Currently, all regions are using vaccination centers, also called centri vaccinali or hub.

Some regions, such as Lazio and Valle d’Aosta, have also started carrying out vaccines in pharmacies. Soon, other regions should also start using pharmacies, as well as pediatricians and family doctors (medici di base).

Consent form and vaccines information

Please be aware that before taking the vaccine you need to read the vaccines general information and sign the consent form.

The vaccines information provides you with all the information you need before taking the vaccine and to understand whether you have health conditions or diseases that need to be kept under control after the vaccine.

The consent form is to authorize the doctor to vaccinate you against Covid 19. You have to fill it out 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.

ItaliaHello does not produce medical information and all information was taken from official sites such as the website of the Ministry of Health, of the Regions, and ASL. If you have any doubt, we recommend that you contact your doctor.