Welcome to issue 30 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.
Every person matters and this past week another 1,007 first vaccine doses were given. Thank you to everyone who continues to come forward for their vaccine. We’re continuing to encourage younger people to join the hundreds of thousands of people who have already had a COVID-19 vaccine.
When asked in March, according to a YouGov survey, 91% of young people aged 18-24 have said they’ll be having a COVID-19 vaccine and cross mid and west Wales, over 37,000 young people under 30 have had their vaccine so far.
Long-COVID is just as likely to affect young people as any other age group. COVID-19 vaccination can help to protect you against potential serious illness or long-term consequences.
Having a COVID-19 vaccine will protect you against potential serious illness or long-term damage.
Most side effects from having a COVID-19 vaccine are mild and only last a few days. If you’re concerned, you can find out more information on the Public Health Wales website (opens in new tab) or call in to one of our centres to discuss any questions you may have with our vaccination team.
Joshua Beynon is 23 years old and works for Hywel Dda UHB as a Community Development Outreach Officer.
Here Joshua shares how at first he was apprehensive about having the vaccine but has ensured he has had both vaccinations to protect himself and those around him:
We’re pleased to confirm Llanelli’s mass vaccination centre has successfully opened in its new location at Dafen Industrial Estate (Unit 2a, Heol Cropin, SA14 8QW) and is accepting walk-ins seven days a week between 10.00am and 6.00pm for first and second doses with Astrazeneca, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available.
Cardigan’s mass vaccination centre will relocate to Yr Hen Ysgol Trewen, located at Cwm Cou, Ceredigion SA38 9PE on Friday 6 August. Please book an appointment to receive your vaccine at this location by calling 0300 303 8322 or by emailing email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to request your vaccine
To help all Hywel Dda residents have easy and flexible access to a COVID-19 vaccine, first and second dose walk-in vaccine clinics have been running at all Hywel Dda mass vaccination centre across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire as well as dedicated antenatal and mental health and wellbeing vaccine clinics in selected venues.
Please check our website for the opening times of your local centre (opens in new tab) before travelling.
Appointments can still be made by contacting us in one of 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%||2,163||83.8%|
|P1.2 - Care home worker||3,490||99.9%||3,262||93.4%|
|P2.1 - All those 80 years of age and over||25,938||99%||24,786||94.6%|
|P2.2 & 2.3 - Health and social care workers||22,840||100%||22,002||96.3%|
|P3 - All those 75 years of age and over||18,691||95.8%||18,292||93.7%|
|P4.1 - All those 70 years of age||25,046||95.3%||24,598||93.5%|
|P4.2 - Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals under 70 years of age||8,725||88.1%||8,397||84.8%|
|5. All those 65 years of age and over||21,721||91%||21,273||89.1%|
|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)||39,009||87.4%||36,593||82%|
|7. All those 60 years of age and over||13,442||69.1%||13,194||67.8%|
|8. All those 55 years of age and over||14,939||80.3%||14,508||78%|
|9. All those 50 years of age and over||15,248||93.8%||14,647||90.1%|
|10. Priority group 10 or unallocated||72,138||47%||46,830||30.5%|
|45 to 49 years old||11,179||70.7%||10,190||64.4%|
|40 to 44 years old||10,524||69.3%||8,990||59.2%|
|35 to 39 years old||10,990||68.1%||8,154||49.2%|
|30 to 34 years old||11,144||65.5%||7,783||44.6%|
|25 to 29 years old||10,450||59.9%||5,875||33.7%|
|20 to 24 years old||12,313||65.3%||4,431||23.5%|
|15 to 19 years old||5,525||36.6%||1,405||9.3%|