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October 27, 2021 Sardinia first in Italy for the vaccination of students, while Veneto, followed by the Marche, at the top for the doses administered to school staff.

At the bottom of both rankings drawn up by the Gimbe Foundation is the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.

According to the report as of October 25, 2021, 67.2% of the population 12-19 years (3,064,055) completed the vaccination course and 5.5% (249,401) had the first dose.

Unvaccinated children are 1,243,466 (27.3%), with percentages of unvaccinated ranging from 19.6% in the Sardinia Region to 43.8% in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. 

According to Gimbe, the trend of vaccination coverage with at least one dose in the 12-19 year range, after the sharp increase at the beginning of June, has progressively slowed since September, when the value was still below 70%.   

Regarding the school staff, 91.2% completed the vaccination cycle and 3% (46,945) received the first dose of vaccine; 90,002 (5.8%) have not yet received even a dose, with significant regional differences: from 3% in Veneto to 21.1% in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano (but the data is not updated since 1 October 2021) .   

"These data - says Renata Gili, Gimbe Head of Research on Health Services - show that the feared" school effect "has not yet occurred, both thanks to the vaccination of students and school staff, and to the progressive vaccination coverage of the general population: the consequent reduction in viral circulation is reflected in the school environment, even in pupils under 12 for whom there are still no authorized vaccines. One more reason to reach as many unvaccinated people as possible and speed up the administration of third doses ".