Success for first Millennium Forum mobile walk in clinic09/07/2021
The first of three scheduled mobile walk in vaccination clinics at the Millennium Forum in L/Derry has been hailed as a great success, with 214 vaccination Covid-19 jabs administered over the course of the evening.
The clinic was organised as the first in a series of three planned for the 8th, 9th and 10th July at the venue on Newmarket Street in the City.
Running from 4 – 8 pm the clinic was particularly popular with those aged 18-24, with all keen to take up the offer of a first jab of the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine.
The details of the next two clinics at the Millennium Forum are:
- Friday: 9th July from 4pm – 8pm
- Saturday 10th July from 12pm – 5pm
These mobile walk in clinics are open to everyone over 18 for FIRST DOSE of PFIZER only on a
first come, first served basis.
Please note there will be no walk-in facility to receive second doses.
Speaking about the success of the Walk in Clinic at the Foyle Arena, Western Trust Senior HR Manager, Cara McLaughlin said:
“We are delighted with the turnout at our first mobile walk in vaccination clinic at the Millennium Forum.
“It shows us that there is still a great appetite within our community for the vaccine and it is heartening to see so many people in the 18-39 age bracket taking this opportunity to get their first dose.
“These mobile walk in clinics are open to everyone aged over 18 who have not yet had their first vaccine, and we are planning to run a series 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.
“However, we would also remind everyone over 18 that if you don’t want to wait until the mobile walk in clinics are running to receive your vaccination you can make a scheduled appointment at one of our Mass Vaccination Centres directly by visiting the online booking portal https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/; or by calling the regional booking line on 0300 200 7813 from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm. Alternatively you can walk into one of our 3 Mass Vaccination Centres at Foyle Arena, Omagh Leisure Centre and Lakeland Forum in Enniskillen.”
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 Mass Vaccination Centres, 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 one of the Western Trust Mass Vaccination Centres, or mobile walk in clinics, 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.
If attending a pre-booked appointment, we would also request bringing the booking reference number.