Coronavirus digest: Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends COVID pass requirements | News | DW | 19.09.2021

Bookings for coronavirus vaccines in Italy surged this week after the government announced that all employees must show evidence of a jab, negative test or recent recovery from COVID-19.

“On a national level, there was a generalized increase in bookings for the first dose of between 20% and 40% compared to last week,” pandemic commissioner Francesco Figliuolo declared in a statement.

Reservations for a first jab on Saturday increased 35% from a week earlier, Figliuolo said, but did not give the actual figure.

According to government data, nearly 41 million people in Italy have so far been fully vaccinated — close to 76% of the population over the age of 12.

Source: Coronavirus digest: Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends COVID pass requirements | News | DW | 19.09.2021