Last year, Mr Evans raised more than £50,000 for Hywel Dda Health Charities after walking 91 laps around his home in celebration of his 91st birthday.
We’re pleased to report that Mr Evans became the first patient at Lampeter Surgery to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after being given his jab by Dr Imam, Senior Partner at the practice.
Criminals are using the pandemic to scam the public – don’t become a victim. This week we have been made aware of an email scam circulating claiming to be from the NHS. If you receive one, please do not share any personal information.
Please watch out for these scams and talk with friends and family who may be at risk – you will be informed by your GP or health board when it is your turn to receive a vaccine. You'll only be contacted usually either through a phone call, a letter or text message. You will never be asked for any bank details or a payment.
This week, people in priority group 3 (aged 75 to 79) will start to attend one of our six vaccination centres to receive their first dose of the vaccine.
We understand that for some people this will mean extra travel or attending somewhere unfamiliar when you may have not visited many public places since the start of the pandemic.
Please be assured our mass vaccination centres provide a safe environment, space to maintain social distancing while allowing more people to be vaccinated as efficiently and as quickly as possible.
These mass vaccination centres are essential to the success of the vaccination programme. If you are invited to receive your vaccine at a mass vaccination centre, it is because you are in a priority group and at greater risk of complications if you catch COVID-19, therefore it is vital that you make every effort to attend.
Hywel Dda UHB will make an announcement early next week to inform people in priority group 4 (aged 70 to 74 years and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable) how and when they will be invited to receive the vaccine.
To help keep you informed about the roll out of our mass vaccination programme and to learn more about the vaccine and when you will be invited to receive it, we have published new web pages.
We hope these pages provide practical information about accessing our mass vaccination centres, important information about the vaccine including patient information leaflets as well as further details about the planning of the mass vaccination programme.
It is also where we will publish our weekly Vaccine Bulletin going forward and where you can find previous editions.