people over the age of 75 can be vaccinated from Friday in Lyon

It is this Thursday that the first vaccination center located in the city opens in Lyon at the Gerland sports center. Following the three vaccination centers already in operation at Hospices Civils de Lyon, the Gerland Center (avenue Jean-Jaurès 307, Lyon 7) will initially want liberal health professionals as well as home care professionals over the age of 50 or at risk of to develop a severe form of Covid-19 (1).

Make an appointment now

However, it will also open on Friday for people over the age of 75 who live at home and want to be vaccinated. They can make an appointment now on the Doctolib page.

The result of a partnership between HCL, Lyon and the regional unions for health professionals (URPS) doctors and nurses, this new vaccination center against Covid-19 will be open 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday, from kl. 8.30 to 20.00 On a daily basis, in each 4-hour period, 3 doctors, 9 nurses and 7 administrative staff will operate the vaccination center at Gerland sports center, with the goal of first vaccinating more than 400 people per. day.

How will it happen?

To be vaccinated, do not: show signs of an ongoing acute infection (temperature above 38 ° C, etc.); has been a “Covid-19 contact person” for less than 7 days and is currently in “isolation”; have had Covid-19 for less than 3 months (date of onset of symptoms); have received a different vaccine than against Covid-19 in the last 3 weeks; be pregnant or have an impending pregnancy plan.

Following a quick questionnaire, vaccinated persons will be given a vaccination certificate and make an appointment for a second dose of vaccine, approximately 28 days after the first injection, in accordance with the authority’s recommendations. Vaccine traceability will be performed in the “SI Vaccine” tool, the health insurance service and the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, to monitor vaccination and track any side effects. In addition, URPS Liberal Doctors AuRA will offer all vaccinated people the opportunity to create their electronic vaccination record (CVE) for free via The tool allows drug monitoring of all administered vaccines, as well as scheduled reminders (e-mail / SMS). The stored data is secure and approved by CNIL.

Viewing continues in Gerland

In addition to vaccination, the Gerland center will continue to provide Covid-19 screening for the population. Since opening on September 24, it has already tested more than 54,000 people.

(1) Professionals can make an appointment at the three HCL centers on the website