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Costa Cruises Turns Its Cruise Terminal Into Covid-19 Vaccination Site

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Today Costa Cruises passenger terminal Palacrociere in Savona will be available as a Covid-19 vaccination site for people over the age of 80. As part of the "Silver Vaccine Day" campaign in Italy, Costa Cruises decided to open the cruise terminal in the fight against the virus, once again showing its contribution, solidarity and genuine care as a socially responsible company.

Following an agreement between ASL 2 Savona and Costa Cruise, the vaccination will be carried out in the Palacrocier Terminal 2, with a capacity to vaccinate about 600 senior citizens per day. The vaccination center is located on the ground floor in an area of approximately 1.500 m2.

Costa Cruises passenger terminal will continue to be used for the next stages of the vaccination campaign, which will involve other age groups of the population, becoming one of the major vacination points activated by the health authorities in Savona. The health authorities developed a specific protocol to ensure that the vaccination will take place in a safe environment, and they will be able to count on Costa Cruises health protocols provided by the company for its passengers and crew.

The vaccination campaign at the cruise terminal will not have an impact on the Costa cruise activities, and scheduled cruises which are expected to resume in March with the return to service of the flagship Costa Smeralda. The terminal will be used as a vaccination site from Tuesday to Friday, but never in the presence of ships in port.

Commenting on the opening of the vaccination site Mario Zanetti, Costa Cruise Chief Commercial Officer and General Director of Costa Asia, said ′′Savona is home for Costa Cruise for over 20 years. For this reason, in the face of a fundamental initiative like the vaccination campaign, we wanted to do everything we could to help and meet the needs of health authorities and citizens to speed up the distribution of the vaccine."

The Mayor of Savona Ilaria Caprioglio said: ′′ I would like to thank Costa Cruises, together with the Port System Authority, Port Captain and Customs Agency, for making the Palacrucier available for the second vaccination phase that started today on Friday, February 12th at the Palatrincee. At such an important and delicate stage Costa Cruises has once again demonstrated its closeness to the City of Savona."

Marco Prioli, ASL2 General Director, said: ′′ I would like to thank the Port Authority, Costa Cruises and the others involved for the collaboration and sensitivity shown towards the vaccination campaign. Having made the cruise terminal available in a very short time demonstrates how the synergy between public authorities and Costa Cruises has resulted in a fast response for the administration of the vaccine to our citizens through the identification of an optimal site. We have started this crucial phase that will lead us to overcome the current pandemic-induced social and health critique, and having a logistics office like the terminal will allow us to vaccinate so many of our citizens safely. Finally, I thank all the ASL2 workers, who are working tirelessly with their hard work and dedication to fight and preventing the covid."

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