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What You Should Know About the Covid-19 Vaccine Booster in Rome

Time is ticking on your Green Pass and you can feel the sweat running down the back of your neck. Adding to the pressure is the fact that, starting on Monday, December 6th, Rome is introducing the Super Green Pass, shortening the duration of your vaccine pass to 9 months. Although getting a Covid-19 booster may not be the most urgent item on your to-do list right now, it’s all people can talk about recently, and thoughts of the shot are sitting in the back of your mind. So here’s what you need to know about getting the third dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

Am I eligible for the booster?

In Rome, the booster is currently available to adults 18 and older who have completed their first vaccination cycle and children over 12 years old accompanied by a parent or guardian.

How long do I need to wait between my last dose and the booster shot?

For those who had the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, or a combination of these two-dose vaccines, a minimum of 5 months is recommended before getting a third dose. For those who had the one-dose Johnson & Johnson, at least two months should pass between the initial vaccination and the booster dose.

Can I get the booster in a private facility?

As the Covid-19 vaccination campaign is organized by the Italian Health Minister, no private medical facilities can offer the vaccine or any subsequent boosters.

Which Vaccines are Being Used for the Booster?

Italy is offering the Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech) and the Spikevax (Moderna) vaccines.

Where can I schedule an appointment for the booster?

If you completed your vaccine cycle in Italy or are registered with the Italian National Health Service (SSN), visit the same website you used to reserve the initial vaccine session. If you do not have an Italian health card (or tessera sanitaria), you can book your vaccine here.

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