Wrexham Council has welcomed the opening of the first Local Vaccination Centre (LVC) in North Wales.

The council has been pressing for an LVC in the county borough as part of the vaccine rollout to local communities, and earlier this week the facility opened at the Catrin Finch Centre.

The LVC is managed by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and will play a key role in the local vaccination programme – alongside GP practices and the Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) in Deeside.

Thank you to everyone involved

Councillor Joan Lowe, Lead Member for Health and Adult Social Care, says: “We’ve really pressed for an LVC in Wrexham since the start, and we’re absolutely delighted to see it up and running.

“It’s good news and an important boost for Wrexham in the fight against coronavirus.

“Health staff at the site will be doing an amazing job, and I’d like to thank the health board and everyone involved.

“I’d also like to remind people not to turn up without an appointment. When it’s your turn to be offered vaccination, you’ll be contacted.”

Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, adds: “We’ve been in discussions with partners for a considerable time and there’s been a lot of hard work from everyone involved.

“The centre is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and continuous discussions are taking place to look at increasing the opening hours in the future.”

Don’t just turn up

Here’s some important facts, do’s and don’ts:

  • The centre will initially be open Tuesdays to Thursdays.
  • Vaccinations are available by appointment only.
  • The LVC does not offer drop-in services.
  • Please don’t just turn-up without an appointment – you won’t be offered vaccination.

You can read more about the vaccination rollout in North Wales on the Betsi Cadwaladr website.