Gerland screening center will be a vaccination center from Thursday

In line with the partnership, the city of Lyon and Hospices Civils de Lyon are embarking on a new stage in the fight against the COVID 19 epidemic through the organization of a large vaccination center. In collaboration with regional trade unions for health professionals (URPS) Doctors and nurses in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, a vaccination center against Covid-19 will be open from Thursday on the premises of the Palais des Sports de Gerland (Lyon 7). This center aims to respond as quickly as possible to the national goal of vaccinating the target groups in the first phase, namely health professionals over the age of 50 or to bear a risk factor that exposes them to a form serious Covid-19; home helpers over the age of 50 or who have a risk factor.

The Palais des Sports de Gerland will thus be organized around a dual goal: to continue the screening campaign which has already made it possible to test more than 54,000 people and to identify more than 9,400 positives since opening on 24 September and vaccinate the priority public for the vaccination campaign.

Grégory Doucet undertakes to be vaccinated

In a press release, Grégory Doucet, Mayor of Lyon, explains that “Lyon’s participation in the vaccination campaign marks a new step in our commitment to spreading the virus and protecting everyone. Vaccination will be the best weapon to fight the epidemic, without forgetting, of course, to continue to be tested and to respect barrier movements. The most vulnerable and most vulnerable audience will obviously be a priority for our society. Vaccinating as many people as possible quickly has proven its maximum effectiveness in the fight against Ebola. As the leader of a humanitarian NGO that was involved in previous health crises, such as the fight against Ebola, I can testify that many tragedies have been avoided among the population. It is our responsibility to encourage Lyonnais and Lyonnais to be vaccinated as soon as possible. “