Welcome to issue 28 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.
The latest of figures released on Friday 16 July show that after seven months, 1,892,082 people across Wales have had both vaccines and completed the course and 2,279,139 people or 90.3% of the country have had their first dose.
Wales has already met its third milestone, after offering vaccination to all eligible adults 6 weeks early and achieving 75% take up in the under 50s a month early.
Anyone in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion or Pembrokeshire who hasn’t taken up their offer can do so by attending any of our mass vaccination centres for a walk-in appointment (opens in new tab) or book an appointment by calling 0300 303 8322 or emailing email@example.com.
Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) is in the process of identifying residents who will turn 18 years old before 31 October 2021 to invite them to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination centre.
However, to avoid any delay, the health board is encouraging all those nearly 18 years old living in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion or Pembrokeshire to attend a walk-in clinic at one of its mass vaccination centres.
Please note the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only vaccine that can be given to those under 18 and is currently available at all Hywel Dda mass vaccination centres except Cardigan and the drive-through showground in Carmarthen.
Cardigan’s mass vaccination centre will move from its current location to Yr Hen Ysgol Trewen, located at Cwm Cou (SA38 9PE) week beginning 26 July and the health board’s vaccination team is working on the ability to provide a supply of Pfizer for the south of Ceredigion county when the centre reopens in its new location.
In the meantime, please come along and visit our other centres across the regions to get your vaccine.
Please visit here to find out when your local mass vaccination centre (opens in new tab) is open for walk-in vaccinations.
There is no need to contact the health board before attending a walk-in clinic but if you wish to schedule an appointment you can do so by contacting our booking team on 0300 303 8322 or by emailing COVIDenquiries.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardigan’s mass vaccination centre (opens in new tab) will move to a new location on Monday 26 July.
To allow building work to take place at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi, the health board’s vaccination team will relocate to Yr Hen Ysgol Trewen, located at Cwm Cou, Ceredigion SA38 9PE.
If Cardigan was your local mass vaccination centre, you will be invited to receive your second dose at Yr Hen Ysgol Trewen if your second is due on or after Monday 26 July.
We understand for some people this may be further to travel, but we cannot stress how important it is, with the recent rise in cases, that people receive their second vaccine dose when invited.
If anyone is unable to attend their appointment at our new location by any other means, the health board has transport support in place which can be arranged via our Command Centre by calling 0300 303 8322 or emailing email@example.com.
Hywel Dda University Health Board’s mobile vaccination van, in partnership with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (opens in new tab), will be located in two community locations in Llanelli this week.
On Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 July the van will be located at Llwynhendy Library car park (Heol Elfed, SA14 9HH) and on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 July the van will be located at Seaside Sports and Social Club car park (Caroline Street, SA15 2PB). The van will be open between 11.00am and 7.00pm. There is no need to contact the health board to book an appointment.
The vaccination van will deliver the vaccine to anyone aged 18 and over that requires either a first or second dose (Moderna and Oxford AstraZeneca). Second doses can be given 8 weeks after the first dose.
To date over 1,247 vaccines have been given in Cross Hands, Pembroke Dock and Llanybydder.
Next week the mobile vaccination van will be located in Ammanford. Please keep an eye out for further details later this week.
Second doses are essential for longer term protection, so it’s important that everyone comes forward for their full course when called.
All second doses are now being given eight weeks following the first dose. If it has been more than eight weeks since your first vaccine dose and you haven’t received an appointment directly from us, you can receive your second dose in the following ways:
|Priority Group||First dose vaccine numbers||First dose percentage uptake||Second dose vaccine numbers||Second dose percentage uptake|
|P1.1 - Older adult resident in a care home||2,489||96.4%||2,160||83.7%|
|P1.2 - Care home worker||3,488||99.8%||3,236||92.6%|
|P2.1 - All those 80 years of age and over||22,832||99.9%||21,961||96.1%|
|P2.2 & 2.3 - Health and social care workers||25,894||98.8%||24,577||93.8%|
|P3 - All those 75 years of age and over||18,686||95.7%||18,239||93.5%|
|P4.1 - All those 70 years of age||25,036||95.2%||24,538||93.3%|
|P4.2 - Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals under 70 years of age||8,719||88.0%||8,366||84.5%|
|5. All those 65 years of age and over||21,706||90.9%||21,168||88.6%|
|6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality (at risk groups)||38,903||87.2%||36,073||80.9%|
|7. All those 60 years of age and over||13,427||69.0%||13,139||67.5%|
|8. All those 55 years of age and over||14,192||80.2%||14,395||77.4%|
|9. All those 50 years of age and over||15,096||92.9%||14,298||87.9%|
|10. Priority group 10 or unallocated||70,442||45.9%||32,238||21.0%|
|45 to 49 years old||11,154||70.5%||9,555||60.4%|
|40 to 44 years old||10,453||68.8%||7,745||51.0%|
|35 to 39 years old||10,857||67.3%||6,281||37.9%|
|30 to 34 years old||10,967||64.5%||4,345||24.9%|
|25 to 29 years old||10,141||58.1%||2,021||11.6%|
|20 to 24 years old||11,728||62.4%||1,709||9.1%|
|15 to 19 years old||5,090||33.7%||581||3.8%|