Country Profile: Italy
Children aged 3 to 11 months
At-risk groups including chronic heart disease; chronic lung diseases; Diabetes mellitus; chronic liver diseases, including liver cirrhosis and chronic alcohol-induced liver disease; chronic alcoholism; subjects with CSF losses from trauma or surgery; presence of cochlear implant; hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia; congenital or acquired immunodeficiencies; HIV infection; conditions of anatomic or functional asplenia and patients candidates for splenectomy; onco-haematological disorders (leukemia, lymphomas and multiple myeloma); diffuse neoplasms; organ or marrow transplant; pathologies requiring long-term immunosuppressive treatment; chronic renal/adrenal insufficiency
All people over the age of 65
At-risk groups: 5.00%1 (2016)
Older adults: 5.00%2 (2017)
Vaccination advisory body/committee
Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute)
1 Figure taken from Ipsos Healthcare survey based on interviews with 1008 people aged 50 years and over.
2 Figure taken from Ipsos Healthcare survey based on interviews with 492 people aged 65 years and over.
Ministry of Health: https://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_pubblicazioni_2571_allegato.pdf