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Some vaccination centres to be shut down in August



Administration of covid-19 jabs will switch from vaccination centres (like the one at Luxexpo, pictured in May 2021) to doctor’s offices starting next month, according to the health ministry. Photo: Julien Carette / Maison Moderne

Administration of covid-19 jabs will switch from vaccination centres (like the one at Luxexpo, pictured in May 2021) to doctor’s offices starting next month, according to the health ministry. Photo: Julien Carette / Maison Moderne

Four of Luxembourg’s six Covid-19 vaccination centres are set to close in August.

The coronavirus vaccination centres at Luxexpo in Kirchberg, in Mondorf-les-Bains and in Ettelbruck are scheduled to be shuttered on 14 August, the health ministry has said.

The centre located at Luxembourg Air Rescue in Findel will shut down on 21 August.  

It is no longer possible to book appointments for a first dose at the four sites, according to the broadcaster, which cited the health service as its source.

Dates for winding up the two remaining facilitates, at Victor Hugo Hall in Limpertsberg and in Esch-Belval, have not yet been set. “This will depend on the registrations on the various waiting lists,” a health ministry spokeswoman told Delano on Thursday.

Vaccinations will begin in doctor’s offices starting the week of 2 August. About 180 doctors have agreed in principle to provide inoculations, she stated.

The information was first reported by RTL on Wednesday evening.

The health ministry spokeswoman subsequently told Delano: “There is no change to the large scale testing centres” at this time.