Over a million Italians fined for breaking vaccination mandate rules

A total of 1.2 million Italians are expected to be fined in the mail as Italy continues its policy of compulsory Wuhan coronavirus vaccinations for everyone over 50 until mid-June.

The 1.2 million people over the age of 50 are set to be fined €100 (£84/$104) for not being vaccinated despite the mandate rolled out by the Italian government in mid-February.

The president of the GIMBE scientific foundation, Nino Cartabellotta, has claimed that up to 19.5 million Italians are not vaccinated or have not completed their third or fourth dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the newspaper. Kronen Zeitung reports.

Previously, around 600,000 Italians were fined for being vaccinated in March this year before the government eased Wuhan coronavirus restrictions.

Among them was a woman named Maria Sedda from the Sardinian municipality of Lula who received a letter in March. The arrival of the letter announcing the fine, however, was seen as odd by her family, who said Ms Sedda had died 18 years ago.

Italy’s health ministry has reportedly had difficulty convincing people to get their first doses of the vaccine or get their booster doses because the vaccination campaign has stalled recently.

According to the ministry, only a small portion of people over 80 and people with weakened immune systems have registered to take a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine and the ministry has called on regions to do more and create more information campaigns to encourage more vaccinations.

A decrease in vaccinations may be linked to the recent easing of coronavirus restrictions in Italy, in particular the end of the coronavirus health pass system known as Green Pass, which ended on May 1 in all the country.

Previously, the Green Pass, which required full vaccination, proof of recovery or a recent negative test, was needed to access everything from restaurants and bars to public transport across the country.

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