Welcome to issue 24 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.
With the confirmed rise in cases across the UK it is important that as many people come forward for their first and second vaccines.
The Welsh vaccination programme will be focused on offering a second dose to everyone in priority groups 1-9 over the next four weeks. That’s everyone over 50, all healthcare workers, social care workers, and other vulnerable groups, including care home residents.
To help all Hywel Dda residents have easy and flexible access to a COVID-19 vaccine, starting from Monday 28 June, first and second dose walk-in vaccine clinics will run at all Hywel Dda mass vaccination centre across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
Please call into any of the following centres to receive your first vaccine dose. Available for anyone aged 18 and over or your second vaccine dose if it is due:
Aberystwyth (Thomas Parry Library, SY23 3AS)
Cardigan (Teifi Leisure Centre SA43 1HG)
Carmarthen walk-in (Halliwell Conference Centre, UWTSD, SA31 3EP)
Carmarthen drive-through (United Counties Showground, SA33 5DR)
Haverfordwest (Pembrokeshire Archives, SA61 2PE)
Llanelli (Ffwrnes Theatre SA15 3YE)
Tenby (Tenby Leisure Centre, SA70 8EJ)
There is no need to contact the health board to book an appointment. If you wish to schedule an appointment you can still do so by contacting our booking team on 0300 303 8322 or by emailing COVIDenquiries.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have already registered using the online form, you are still welcome to attend the walk-in clinic. If you have a scheduled appointment, please keep your appointment time.
Please note that while every effort is being made to ensure a good supply of all vaccines are available at each centre. If the vaccine you require is not be available, our vaccination staff will book you into the next available session.
If you wish to have assurance that the appropriate vaccine is available, please contact the Hywel Dda Command Centre before travelling to a centre:
Telephone: 0300 303 8322
Alison Evans, Lead Clinical Nurse for Hywel Dda’s mass vaccination centres, said: “Following the confirmation last week by the First Minister that Wales is at the start of a third wave, we knew we needed to make it as easy as possible for people to access the vaccine.
“I am incredibly proud of all our vaccination teams across our centres who are working incredibly hard to make sure we are able to provide the vaccine people need, when they need it.
“If you haven’t had your first vaccine it is never too late; call in to your local centre and we will arrange this for you. We have plans in place to ensure we can vaccinate the majority of people there and then but if for any reason we can’t please be assured we will get a vaccine sorted for you as soon as possible.
“Our staff will also be more than happy to speak to anyone who is unsure if they want to have the vaccine and may have questions they want answers to before having one. We have friendly, expert teams across all our centres so please, if you have any doubts about having the vaccine, please call in to see us for a chat. We will answer any questions you may have so you can make the right decision for you.”
Here you can also find answers to the most frequently asked questions (Public Health Wales, opens in new tab).
Across Wales 3 in 5 adults are now fully vaccinated. It is never too late to come forward for your vaccine.
|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%||2,136||82.8%|
|P1.2 - Care home worker||3,473||99.4%||3,161||90.5%|
|P2.1 - All those 80 years of age and over||22,817||99.9%||21,785||95.3%|
|P2.2 & 2.3 - Health and social care workers||25,798||98.5%||23,704||90.5%|
|P3 - All those 75 years of age and over||18,665||95.6%||18,127||92.9%|
|P4.1 - All those 70 years of age||25,010||95.1%||24,359||92.6%|
|P4.2 - Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals under 70 years of age||8,689||87.7%||8,262||83.4%|
|5. All those 65 years of age and over||21,661||90.7%||20,970||87.8%|
|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)||38,551||86.4%||34,139||76.5%|
|7. All those 60 years of age and over||13,386||68.8%||12,722||65.4%|
|8. All those 55 years of age and over||14,820||79.7%||13,033||70.1%|
|9. All those 50 years of age and over||14,754||90.8%||6,349||39.1%|
|10. Priority group 10 or unallocated||65,878||42.9%||4,184||2.7%|
|45 to 49 years old||11,080||70.1%||1,104||7.0%|
|40 to 44 years old||10,238||67.4%||786||5.2%|
|35 to 39 years old||10,572||65.5%||635||3.8%|
|30 to 34 years old||10,456||61.5%||571||3.3%|
|25 to 29 years old||9,344||53.5%||524||3.0%|
|20 to 24 years old||10,082||53.5%||413||2.2%|
|15 to 19 years old||4,104||27.2%||151||1.0%|