Mass vaccination centre opens in Geneva

The mass vaccination centre at the Palexpo in Geneva opened its doors for the first time yesterday. It’s the largest such centre in the country.

With a staff of around a hundred, 1,000 people got a dose yesterday.

But the number of people being vaccinated will increase to 2,000 a day by the end of the week. 

It could handle more – but that’s down to the number of deliveries it’s due to get. The cantonal pharmacist, Nathalie Vernaz-Hegi, says the centre should reach full capacity by mid-May – which will be 4,000 a day. 

Together with the other centres in the canton, it’s hoped Geneva will be able to vaccinate 9,000 a day within the next few weeks. 

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