(ANSA) – PALERMO, APRIL 26 – Vaccinate everyone, even the “invisible”. It is the “Beside the last ones” initiative, launched by the regional government, in collaboration with the capital city, the Sicily Foundation and the Italian Red Cross to provide anti-Covid 9 doses to those living in conditions of poverty and social marginalization. “We are talking about people exposed to the infection and, in spite of themselves, a potential vehicle for the transmission of the virus, who often fail to reach the vaccination centers and therefore – says Renato Costa, Covid emergency commissioner in the metropolitan city of Palermo – we want to be the ones to reach them. The pandemic is fought together, vaccinating as many people as possible, including those in difficulty, who are entitled to the vaccine as anyone who is targeted. This is why we want to allocate part of the Johnson & Johnson serum to the homeless aged 60 and over, that with a single inoculation, it can allow us to immediately secure even this segment of the population that is difficult to trace and which cannot be abandoned “. “Alongside the last” is starting today, on an experimental basis, in Palermo. The homeless registered by the Municipality will be contacted by the councilorship for solidarity citizenship.
The first will be vaccinated tonight: a team of home vaccinators will go to the Domus Carmelitana in the Ballarò district at 7pm. The homeless will first be swab, then medical history and, finally, vaccinated. From 29 April, at 4 pm, the administration will start at Villa Zito, headquarters of the Sicily Foundation, which has agreed to make available some exhibition rooms of the art gallery in via Libertà. Doctors and nurses will be made available free of charge by the commissioner. “It is an initiative of high social value – comments the president of the Sicilian Region Nello Musumeci – even before health prevention. I appreciate the availability of the Sicily Foundation and the passion of our Commissioner Costa for starting an experience that could constitute a virtuous an example to be imitated in other situations. Our region confirms itself once again at the forefront of the trench of solidarity “. (HANDLE).
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