Juventus joins vaccination centre drive

Allianz Stadium, home of Italian Serie A football club Juventus, has opened as a COVID-19 vaccination centre.

The vaccination hub will form part of Juventus’ J|Medical centre, which is located in the east stand of Allianz Stadium and provides a range of medical services for locals.

Juventus hopes to administer around 100 vaccinations a day to locals, with 15 nurses to be on hand to deliver the jabs. The centre will be open from 9am to 3pm.

The centre was inaugurated yesterday (Monday) with an event attended by J|Medical officials and local health professionals.

Doctor Luca Stefanini, Juventus’ head of medical, said: “We have joined the ASL City of Turin’s vaccination plan by making our centre available to help provide this important service for the population, above all, at a time when it is essential to proceed with mass vaccination to exit as quickly as possible from the pandemic.”

Allianz Stadium was lined up as a vaccination centre back in March. It was reported at the time that a facility previously established for COVID-19 testing had been adapted to become a vaccination centre through a partnership between the Municipality of Turin and Juventus.

A number of major stadiums around the world have opened up as vaccination centres in recent months. London’s Twickenham Stadium and Barcelona’s Camp Nou were the latest venues to do so last week, with the former offering 15,000 jabs to anyone over the age of 18.

Other stadiums that have opened as vaccination centres include the Stade de France in Paris, Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium and the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille.

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