FCSP is again standing shoulder-to-shoulder with local communities and people – children, in this case – with a major new project to support the regional health system.
FCSP is continuing its efforts to tackle the Covid-19 emergency: the official opening of the Children’s Vaccination Centre at 112/A Via Gorizia, in Turin, took place today, with an event that saw the participation of Alberto Cirio, Chair of Piedmont Regional Council; Francesco Profumo, Chair of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo; Carlo Picco, Director General of the City of Turin Local Health Trust; and Giovanni Di Perri, Director of the Infectious Diseases Teaching Clinic at Amedeo di Savoia Hospital.
The centre – next to the FCSP Adults’ Vaccination Centre – will be open every weekday from 5.00pm to 8.00pm and at weekends from 10.00am to 4.00pm, for about 50 children per day, aged between 5 and 11.
The new centre has a specifically child-friendly design, and young actors from the Casa del Teatro are on hand to bring a bit of a party atmosphere to the whole process. Their theatrical use of games, entertainment and storytelling will keep children happy as they wait their turn for vaccination. Television programmes from Rai Yoyo, the children’s channel run by Italy’s national public broadcasting company, will also be shown in the waiting room, to keep children entertained.
“The initiative we are unveiling today is in line with the various projects implemented by the Promoting Well-being Mission of our Planet Goal to support the regional health system,” explained Francesco Profumo at the official opening. “It also marks a continuation of the initiative to relaunch the centre set up in Via Gorizia in May 2021, which has enabled us to triple the number of vaccination stations we had previously.
We are delighted that Fondazione Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani Onlus and Consorzio Xké? ZeroTredici will be providing games and entertainment at the centre, to keep the children happy during their vaccination,” added Profumo. “Offering vaccinations to the 5-11 age group underlines the inclusiveness of the measures taken by FCSP, which has always, and especially throughout this specific period, upheld its role as a “social investor” in support of individuals and local communities.”