Vaccines against Covid-19: who can book it in each region

Vaccines against Covid-19: who can book it in each region

Vaccines against Covid-19

Here are which categories can currently be vaccinated in the different Italian regions, with indications of the booking methods

(photo: Kristine Wook / Unslash) With April comes some small news from the Italian regions (at least some), who update vaccination schedules and open up to new categories, such as extremely vulnerable people and their cohabitants / caregivers. Here are the details region by region.


Abruzzo continues the collection of expressions of interest in the anti-Covid vaccination through its online platform. From here you can access the pages reserved for teaching and non-teaching staff of Abruzzo schools and universities and Abruzzo teaching and non-teaching staff of schools / universities outside the Abruzzo Region, staff of accredited training centers, public nursery staff and private individuals, to healthcare professionals priority categories of phase I not included in the initial phase of vaccination, and to people over 80 and to people with disabilities or frailties. The portal was then updated with the category of people between 75 and 79 years old and with that of caregivers and family members of patients in possession of law 104.

The region, however, has also joined the Poste Italiane booking platform. The information is shown on this site.

Only Half Of Americans Say They Will Vaccinate Their Children Against Covid-19 As Soon As They're Eligible


Only half of Americans intend on getting their children immunized against Covid-19 as soon as vaccines become available, according to a new Axios/Ipsos survey published Tuesday, another potential barrier towards expanding vaccine access ahead of schools returning in fall.

Parents are split on whether they would allow their children to have Covid-19 shots when they are ... [+] first authorized

gettyKey Facts

48% of parents surveyed in April said they are not likely to have their children vaccinated against Covid-19 when the shots first become available.

The figure contrasts with growing adult acceptance of the vaccines, which has grown from around 38% in September and October to nearly 70% today.

Vaccine hesitancy remains a problem, however, and polls throughout 2021 show that one in five Americans consistently say they are unlikely to get vaccinated.

The Axios poll found Republicans (31%) and those with a high school education or less (28%) to be most resistant to vaccines.  

Key Background

Vaccinating children is going to play a major role in ending the pandemic and getting life back to normal as schools return in fall. While children and young teens don’t often get seriously sick from Covid-19, they can and do: 227 children have died from Covid-19 in the U.S., according to the New York Times. They can also pass on the virus to others, notably adults who are likely to be much more vulnerable. A vaccine for this age group would help cut the risk of illness, limit transmission from children and better contain outbreaks. Now that adult vaccination drives are well under way, manufacturers are starting to trial shots in younger people. After promising preliminary results from a clinical trial in late March, Pfizer said it plans to apply for an expanded emergency use authorization for young teens in Europe and the U.S. in coming weeks. Moderna also has several ongoing trials exploring its vaccine’s effectiveness in young children and adolescents.

What We Don’t Know

Experts are still debating whether the B.1.1.7. variant of the virus, first found in the U.K., is able to infect children more readily.  

What To Watch For

Though few states have started to fully grapple with the idea of requiring vaccination for Covid-19 in children—Tennessee and Pennsylvania have said vaccination will remain optional—some school districts have signaled an intent to mandate it, setting the stage for wider conflict if and when vaccines are approved for use, especially if resistance remains high. All states have the power to require vaccination among students attending school; many do for diseases like polio and measles.


The White House thanked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Monday for his efforts encouraging Republican men, who are among the most resistant to vaccination, to roll up their sleeves and get a shot. 

Further Reading

Axios-Ipsos poll: Parents split on vaccinating kids (Axios)

Pfizer Says Its Covid-19 Vaccine Is 100% Effective In Young Teens (Forbes)

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