Vaccines in church, injections started in 300 parishes in Sicily: “Unique initiative”

Vaccines in church, injections started in 300 parishes in Sicily:

During the Easter holidays you can go to church for the religious function, but also for the vaccine. From today 300 parishes of the Sicily they have become centers where the anti drug is administered Covid. A choice foreseen by the memorandum of understanding signed between the president of the Sicilian Region, Nello Musumeci, and the Sicilian Bishops’ Conference. The vaccinations started at 8 am and the churches will remain open without interruption until 6.30 pm. No files have been recorded and it is expected that they will be in the parishes of Palermo and province will be vaccinated at least 1339 people, of which 716 only in the capital.

Bookings boom

5,867 citizens aged between 69 and 79 have been booked. “It is an initiative so far unique in Italy, which has ethical as well as practical value – comments Musumeci – and directly reaches the Sicilians who wish to get vaccinated while they participate in the Easter celebrations on Holy Saturday”. “It is a message of hope that we intend to send on the eve of Easter – says the president of the Cesi and archbishop of Catania, Salavatore Gristina – and, at the same time, an opportunity for proximity and solidarity towards the most fragile people, in the tradition of the Church that wants to be a community that promotes people’s health “.


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