Venice public waterbus “Vaporetto” used as a Covid-19 vaccination hub, during a vaccination campaign … [+] for elderly residents of two islands in the Venetian Lagoon, Sant’Erasmo and Le Vignole. (Photo by ANDREA PATTARO / AFP) (Photo by ANDREA PATTARO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Residents of islands in Italy’s Venetian lagoon have been receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations on a vaporetto, Venice’s public waterbus. The unique mobile clinic is allowing elderly residents of further-flung islands to have easy access to the jabs.
Identified by special red livery, the waterbus vaccination station docked at the island of Sant’Erasmo, about 40 minutes from Venice using the normal waterbus service, on Easter Monday. This floating vaccine center enabled all of the island’s residents over 80 to receive their coronavirus jab. Numbering around 100, they arrived at the pier normally for passengers using the public transport service and queued up to receive their doses. Some inhabitants also came over from neighboring islands of Murano and Isola delle Vignole to avoid a lengthier journey into Venice or the mainland.
A resident waits before receiving a coronavirus disease Covid-19 vaccine aboard a Venice public …