WELCOME to the fifth edition of Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Vaccine Bulletin.
This weekly update will provide the latest information regarding the progress of the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Programme across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
This past week we have managed to hit a major milestone – across our three counties 1 in 5 people have now received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Steve Moore, Chief Executive of Hywel Dda UHB, said: “With thanks to hard work and dedication of vaccination teams, GP practices and volunteers across the three counties, we are on target to offer all care home residents and staff; frontline health and social care staff; everyone over 70; and everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable, a vaccination by Monday 15 February.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of people in our community who have accepted a vaccine invitation. To see over 90% of people in some priority groups take up the vaccine is amazing.
“We hope to see these high numbers of people choosing to protect themselves with a vaccine continue as we now look towards our next milestone of offering a vaccine to everyone over 50 and everyone who is at-risk because they have an underlying health condition by Easter.
“Let’s keep Hywel Dda safe. Thank you.”
People in groups 1 to 4 asked to book appointment
If you are in priority groups 1 to 4 and you haven’t been contacted about your vaccine appointment, we need you to get in touch as soon as possible.
If you are aged 75 to 79, are shielding, or work in frontline health, social care or an adult care home, please phone 0300 303 8322 or email COVIDenquiries.firstname.lastname@example.org to book your vaccine.
If you are aged 80 years or older, or are aged 70 to 74, please contact your GP practice directly.
If you are not in priority groups 1 to 4, please do not contact us at this time. Our next milestone is to offer a vaccination to priority groups 5 to 9 by Easter. This is everyone aged over 50 and everyone who is at-risk because they have an underlying health condition. Further announcements about how these groups will receive their vaccine will be made as soon as possible.