Fans offered chance to tie in Bucks game with COVID-19 vaccination

NBA basketball franchise the Milwaukee Bucks has announced Fiserv Forum will offer a mobile COVID-19 vaccination site for Sunday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.

The Bucks have teamed up with the Milwaukee Health Department for the venture, with any eligible fan attending the game being able to receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccination site will be located in the Panorama Club inside Fiserv Forum and will be open from 1pm through to the conclusion of Sunday’s game, which tips off at 2:30pm. All fans 16 years and older may visit the Panorama Club any time during this window to receive their first dose of the vaccine.

After fans receive their first vaccine dose on Sunday, Milwaukee Health Department officials will be on-site to schedule an appointment for the second dose to be administered at a future date. Bucks fans returned to Fiserv Forum on February 16 for the game against the Toronto Raptors.

“We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated and are pleased to team with the Milwaukee Health Department to give fans this easy and convenient opportunity,” said Bucks and Fiserv Forum president, Peter Feigin. “This is a critical time for all of us to take the necessary step that will help return our lives to normal. Let’s make this happen together.”

In other news, Italian Serie A football club Udinese has made its Dacia Arena available to house vaccination programmes launched by the Confindustria Udine organisation.

The stadium’s Curva Nord will be the site for the vaccination hub, with Udinese general director, Franco Collavino, stating the venture reinforces the facility’s multi-purpose remit. He said: “We must always remember that the Dacia Arena was conceived as a multifunctional structure, not only for football and matchdays but as a stadium that operates seven days a week… serving the territory. 

“Thanks to the collaboration with Confindustria and the Italian Red Cross, we have the opportunity to make the Dacia Arena available to serve citizens and this is a source of great pride for us. At first, we will make available the interior spaces of the Dacia Arena for the vaccination campaign. 

“We decided to make the Curva Nord available with its large outdoor parking lots and the internal area that allow flexibility in the organisation of all activities. There is also a small dream in the pipeline – to organise these activities outside, in the stands. 

“In my opinion it would be a beautiful and significant gesture in view of the reopening of the stadiums, which we all hope will take place as soon as possible.”

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