South Lake Leisure Centre, in Craigavon, will reopen to the public for walk-in vaccinations on Friday 17 December, as part of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust’s accelerated booster campaign roll-out.
South Lake’s contribution to the Vaccination Programme earlier this year was instrumental in assisting the Trust to delivery first and second dose vaccinations across the region, and today’s announcement will once again see the centre quickly mobilised to assist with the mammoth booster roll-out effort. Commenting on the Council’s support for the Vaccination Programme, Lord Mayor Alderman Glenn Barr said:
“Council is keen to support the Southern Health and Social Care Trust by reopening a Vaccination Centre at South Lake Leisure Centre, to aid their critical response to this public health emergency. We are facing uncertain times with the infection rate of the Omicron variant becoming increasingly concerning. Recent indications are that the virus will quickly infect large numbers of people, placing our Health Service under significant pressure. Our best means of defence against another public health crisis is to significantly ramp up the booster vaccination roll-out.
“I would like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who is unvaccinated or who has not yet taken the booster to consider taking the vaccine. Vaccines are the best way we can protect ourselves against Covid-19, and a booster will strengthen your protection from serious illness, and provide the best possible defence for us all as we approach the festive season”.
Council is particularly mindful of the inconvenience this disruption will cause to service users, members and clubs at the centre, and wishes to acknowledge and thank customers for their patience and understanding at this time.
Information on The Vaccination Centre opening times will be available on the Southern Health and Social Care Trust website and social media channels: https://southerntrust.hscni.net/