Milan, 12 November 2020
The children’s flu vaccination clinic will open on Monday, 16 November, inside the Gerusalemme M5 stop, managed by the Fondazione per l’Ospedale dei Bambini Buzzi Onlus.
The spaces have been granted free of charge by Metro 5 (Alstom Ferroviaria SpA, Astaldi SpA, ATM SpA, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA, Hitachi Rail SpA and Hitachi Rail STS SpA). All activities are being managed by the Fondazione Buzzi.
The premises that will host this new site are located on the mezzanine level of the Gerusalemme M5 stop. The area accessing the clinic will be delimited and access shall only be permitted to a maximum of 2 children with their guardian every 10 minutes, in compliance with social distancing regulations. Special signage shall be placed on the ground within and adjacent to the clinic to ensure distancing whilst waiting and to separate the incoming and outgoing flows of subway passengers. Information panels on the initiative and sanitising gel dispensers will also be installed near the clinic space, managed and regulated by dedicated medical health personnel.
This unique partnership is thanks to the alliance between Fondazione per l’Ospedale dei Bambini Buzzi Onlus and Metro 5, with the collaboration of ATM and the resources of the ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco and V. Buzzi Hospital in Milan, which will allow families to travel in safety to the medical healthcare unit dedicated to children during this pandemic period.
With the support of Acones Associati, BuildIng, Coo’ee, IGP Decaux and Printable Media, a welcoming and colourful clinic has been set up with decorations inspired by the space campaign by Fondazione Buzzi #AssenzadiGravità, seeing the children arrive by following a spatial route that will render the path to the clinic fun and intuitive.
“In this period of emergency connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, which transversely involves many economic sectors, Metro 5 sought to do something for the city of Milan by providing a commercial space within the Gerusalemme stop, now used as a children’s flu vaccine clinic,” declared Serafino Lo Piano, Chief Executive Officer of Metro 5. This initiative exemplifies an integrated approach between different realities throughout the country to create a system, utilising commercial spaces to support hospitals in distress, whilst revisiting our business models. This is the time for companies to work with a broader perspective that looks beyond simply maximising revenue and seizes new opportunities for producing value, placing people in the centre. Combined environmental, social and economic sustainability represents one of the principles underlying FS Italiane’s 2019-2023 Business Plan, a strategic keystone that guides the activities of all Group companies.
“Gerusalemme” Metropolitana M5 Lilla Stop, atrium floor - 1 entrance from Piazzale Gerusalemme
from Monday, 16 November to Friday, 18 December
Monday to Friday, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The flu prophylaxis is only available for children between the ages of 2 and 6 years. It is free of charge, by appointment only, starting from 10 November: