Looking at the sheer number of vaccinations per region, densely populated Lombardy is way out in front, followed by Lazio, the region of Rome.
Unsurprisingly, Molise and Valle D’Aosta – Italy’s two least populated regions – are at the bottom of the table.
But when you look at what percentage of its total population each region has fully vaccinated so far, a different picture emerges.
The percentage of Italy’s total population of around 60 million fully vaccinated to date is 4.5 percent, according to the GIMBE Foundation, an independent health think tank that has compared the Italian government’s official vaccination data with population statistics.
By this measure Valle D’Aosta is actually at the top, alongside Friuli Venezia Giulia (5.8 percent of residents fully vaccinated in each), while Calabria (3.6 percent) and Sardinia (3.5 percent) come last.
Most regions of Italy are currently focusing on vaccinating people aged 80 and over, and the percentage of this age group that has had both shots is much higher: according to the government’s breakdown of vaccination data by category, 23.52 percent of over-80s across Italy have been fully vaccinated.
Breaking it down by region, the figures show that the region of Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol has fully vaccinated the highest percentage of its over-80s (around 41 percent in the autonomous province of Trento and 36 percent in the autonomous province of Bolzano), followed by Basilicata (nearly 35 percent).
Sardinia is still in last place (around 6 percent), but second to last comes Tuscany (just over 10 percent).
But nearly half of Italy’s population aged 80 or over has had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine: 48.74 percent or more than 2.1 million people, according to the government’s data.
Nearly 70 percent of all people in nursing homes have been fully vaccinated, along with 75 percent of health workers, and just under 1 percent of teachers and school staff .
Find out how to register for vaccination in your region of Italy here.