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New vaccination centre to open in Bangor

A new vaccination centre will be open in Bangor this week to coincide with the next phase of the vaccination programme. 

The new site, which replaces St Deiniol’s Cathedral in Bangor, will open on 22 September and will be located on Ffriddoedd Road, on the Group Llandrillo Menai campus grounds.

Over 16,000 vaccines were administered at St Deiniol’s Cathedral since its opening at the start of July.

Anwen Last, Covid Vaccination Project Lead, said: “We would like to say a huge thanks to the Cathedral for allowing us to use their space to provide vaccinations to those in our community for the last few months.

“We now look forward to moving into our new venue on Ffriddoedd Road and would like to thank Group Llandrillo Menai for their support in this and we look forward to continuing to work with them at the new vaccination centre.

“This is a very welcome facility that will allow us to continue the roll out of the vaccination programme and give us the best possible chance of keeping everyone healthy.”

Canon Tracey Jones of St Deiniol’s Cathedral says it has been a privilege to be part of the vaccination programme.

She said: “The Cathedral is here, in the centre of Bangor for everybody, and it has been our privilege to host the vaccination centre over the summer months.

“We’re so glad to have been able to welcome through our doors those who have come to be vaccinated, and we have been so impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the NHS staff and volunteers.”

Leaders from Gwynedd and Anglesey Councils continue to encourage residents to come forward to have their jabs to be protected from the virus.

Anglesey Council Leader, Councillor Llinos Medi, said: “Ensuring you are fully vaccinated is one of the best forms of protection against Coronavirus. Take up amongst Anglesey residents has been excellent and this new vaccination centre on Ffriddoedd Road will help keep up the momentum; especially with roll-out of the booster and vaccination of 12-15 year olds also now underway.”

“I’d like to thank Betsi Cadwaladr, Group Llandrillo Menai, Council staff and all partners for their continuing efforts during such challenging times.”

Gwynedd Council Leader, Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn said: “This is another important step in the efforts to roll-out the vaccine to more Gwynedd residents. Being fully vaccinated is the most important step we can take to help to control the spread of Covid-19 and to protect ourselves and families.

“We know that there are still a number of people who could be vaccinated who haven’t yet had the vaccine. It is never too late to be vaccinated – so if you haven’t yet had the jab, please take this important step to protect yourself and your loved ones and get a vaccine.”