Second successful Strabane walk in clinic
A SECOND Western Trust mobile walk vaccination clinic in Strabane has been hailed as a great success, with a further 258 people receiving their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine over the course of the evening.
Organised by the Western Trust’s mobile vaccination Team, the clinic is the latest in a series of mobile clinics organised across the Western Trust area that are now open to everyone over 16 years old on a first come, first served basis.
Running from 4 – 8 pm in the town’s Alley Theatre on Thursday 5th August, the clinic saw local people take advantage of the later hours to come along and receive their dose after work, with all keen to take up the offer of a first jab.
Speaking about the success of the event, Western Trust Head of Health Improvement, Performance and Service Improvement, Seamus Ward, said:
“We are delighted with the turnout at our latest walk in vaccination clinic here in Strabane and I firstly want to take the time to say thank you to the staff at the Alley Theatre who once again helped accommodate us when we were here.
“The great turnout shows us that there is still a large appetite within our community for the vaccine and it is heartening to see so many people taking this opportunity to get their first dose at a time that is suitable for them.
“These clinics are open to everyone aged over 16 who have not yet had their first vaccine, and we are running a series right across the Trust area in the weeks ahead, so we would encourage everyone to keep an eye on our news and social media channels for updates and to come along to their nearest clinic when the opportunity arises.
Please note there will be no walk-in facility to receive second doses at mobile walk in clinics.
To find out about available slots you can visit the Western Trust Vaccination Info page: bit.ly/WTCOVID19Vaccination
If you are planning to attend one of our Mobile Vaccination Clinics, please do not do so if you:
- Are currently unwell with a high temperature or fever
- Have had a first positive test for COVID-19 in the last 28 Days
- You have been advised to self-isolate
- Had any vaccine (including flu) in the last 7 days.
Anyone attending a walk in clinic is reminded to wear a face covering (unless exempt for medical reasons), adhere to social distancing rules and bring along their Health and Care Number (HCN) and ID if possible.