Vaccine programme is 'the light at the end of the tunnel'

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan, has visited a GP-led vaccination centre, calling the programme ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’.

Friday, 29th January 2021, 9:27 am
Updated Friday, 29th January 2021, 10:52 am

Councillor Mallaghan spoke to local GPs Dr John Diamond and Dr Laurence Diamond who were administering the vaccine to their patients during a special clinic at Meadowbank Sports Arena in Magherafelt on Thursday.

“As we face into another five weeks of restrictions, there is light at the end of the tunnel with the widespread roll-out of the vaccination programme.

“Our GPs stand ready to administer the vaccine as quickly as they receive it and it’s heartening for us all to see more and more people, especially those who are most vulnerable, receiving their first dose and with it, some confidence for the an eventual return to a more normal life.

Chair of the Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan meets Dr John Diamond from Garden Street Surgery and Bellaghy Medical Centre at the GP-led COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Meadowbank Sports Arena in Magherafelt.

“I’m pleased also that Mid Ulster District Council is working alongside local GPS across the region, providing support and facilities in Magherafelt, Cookstown and Dungannon to deliver for our citizens”.

For further information on the vaccination programme visit:

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/covid-19-vaccination-programme-northern-ireland

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