The home of Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix, Monza, is to administer Covid-19 vaccines to the over 80s across the next two weekends.
Health authorities from Monza and the wider Brianza region will be in attendance for those who have received an invitation to have the vaccination.
It is estimated that 1,600 people will receive a vaccination each day across the course of this and next weekend.
“The Autodromo is still at the service of the citizens and responds, in conjunction with the municipal administration and the Mayor, to the request for co-operation to support the institutions and health authorities in the organisation of the important national vaccine campaign against Covid-19,” said Monza’s General Manager Alessandra Zinno.
“We have gladly granted the use of both the pavilion of the ex-museum, for the vaccinations of the over 80s, and the large room at the base of the central grandstand, which thanks to its size can accommodate several stations with the necessary distances.”
“Finally, the most intense phase of the vaccination campaign that we have been waiting for so long is starting in Monza as well, representing the turning point to return to our daily lives as soon as possible,” said Monza mayor Dario Allevi.
“We want to reopen the city and rediscover the beauty of being together, which we miss so much. A special thanks goes to the Autodromo that wanted to open its doors fully understanding the value of this moment.”
Italy has re-entered a strict national lockdown over the Easter weekend due to rising case numbers.
The country will host the next round of the Formula 1 season, at Imola, in the Emilia-Romagna province, on April 18.
Organisers have already confirmed that the event will be held without spectators present.
Monza is due to host Italy’s national Formula 1 round in September.