Large turnout at Mobile Vaccination Walk In Clinic, Alley Theatre, Strabane

21/07/2021

Garret Martin, Lead Nurse and Operations Manager for the Mass Vaccination Centres at the Western Trust said: “Our Walk in Clinic at the Alley Theatre in Strabane on Tuesday 20 July 2021 was a tremendous success with 180 people vaccinated.

“As this was a walk-in clinic we can never be sure of the turnout and it will always be on a first come, first served basis with a limited number of slots available. There are logistical issues in managing the Pfizer vaccine which means in a mobile clinic situation, we have to plan to do a certain amount to ensure we avoid vaccine wastage. Regrettably we did have to turn away some people from around 6.30pm yesterday as we knew we had reached our limit of 180 (as) due to the majority of people arriving early.

“Due to the high volume of people coming forward to receive their COVID-19 vaccine we will be looking at the possibility of returning to Strabane in the next few weeks. However, we would encourage the public to attend one of our Mass Vaccination Centres in Foyle Arena, Omagh Leisure Complex and Lakeland Forum. We will also be hosting a mobile clinic in Carrickmore on 22nd July and in Castlederg on 27th July 2021 from 4.00-8.00pm.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of the clinic and receive their first jab should bring along photographic ID, proof of address and their Health and Care Number (HCN) if possible.

Full details of Western Trust Vaccination Programme