October’s Super Saturday vaccination event went off with a sizzle in Glenavon.
Glenavon Pharmacy, in collaboration with Glenavon Community Hub and the Blockhouse Bay-Lynfield Lions Club created a fun event to encourage locals to come and get their jabs.
“A lot of people had said that they found it hard to find the time to get vaccinated”, said Glenavon Trust Board Chair Michael Mishriki. “So we thought, ‘Why not make it more convenient for people?”
Once the idea was formed, it unfolded quickly. Michael, who also owns Glenavon Pharmacy, made the necessary applications to be involved in the nationwide event.
Board member Graham Edwards, who runs Blockhouse Bay’s Bay Connections, a networking group for local organisations, connected the team with the Lions Club. The Lions, always ready to turn up with their barbeque, sausages, and all the condiments, were only too happy to help.
The Lions were in fine form, with Lion Ana rocking the Lions costume, tempting passers-by to come and get vaccinated and enjoy a sausage afterwards as a ‘snack with their vac’. In appreciation for their service, Labour MP Deborah Russell, and likewise Michael Mishriki made sizeable donations to the Lions Clubs appeal for a new PICU at Starship Hospital.
The day was a great success with a total of 50 people vaccinated, using all the available vaccines.