Coronavirus screening center at the Palais des Sports in Gerland.
A large-scale COVID-19 vaccination center will open its doors this Thursday, January 14 at the Palais des Sports de Gerland, in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon. Where and how to get vaccinated?
Since September 24, the Palais des sports de Gerland, in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon, has been converted into a COVID-19 screening center. In just over three months, more than 54,000 people have been tested there – including 9,400 who have tested positive for the new coronavirus. While vaccination began last week in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and new doses should arrive this week, the city of Lyon and the HCL have decided to organize a large-scale vaccination center at the Palais des sports. The latter will open its doors this Thursday, January 14 to vaccinate the most vulnerable people.
Where to get vaccinated in Lyon?
From this Thursday, and from Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 am to 8 pm, two categories of people will be able to come to be vaccinated at the Palais des Sports, by appointment:
- Healthcare professionals over 50, or at risk
- Home helpers over 50, or at risk
The HCLs will be in charge of logistics and supplying the center with vaccines. The URPS of doctors and nurses in the region are also mobilized. The former will provide pre-vaccination consultations and surveillance of vaccinated patients, while the latter will take care of injections and provide advice on self-monitoring and prevention. At the same time, the Palais des Sports will continue its now usual screening activity.
Other vaccination points opened at the end of last week or this Monday in the HCL:
- at the Croix-Rousse hospital,
- at the Edouard Herriot hospital,
- at the Lyon-Sud hospital,
- at the Eastern hospital group.
The vaccination is done by making an appointment online. After the 1st injection, a 2nd should be expected after 21 days.
Soon a vaccination center in Villeurbanne
The mayor of Villeurbanne, Cédric Van Styvendael, proposed to open a similar vaccination center in his municipality. Meetings are underway to specify the opening date and operation, as well as to organize the vaccination of EHPAD residents, agents of medico-social establishments and people over 75 years old. In the meantime, the Skyscraper room also continues to provide screening. In just over three months, more than 20,000 people have been tested there.