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11 August 2021 - Hywel Dda vaccine bulletin - Issue 31

Welcome to issue 31 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.

 

Vaccination team to attend Pembrokeshire County Show

Our mobile vaccination van, in partnership with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, will be attending the Pembrokeshire County Show on 18 and 19 August.

Wales’ largest county show is back for 2021 for participants and society members only, hosting equine, livestock and various other competitions.

The fire service is providing one of its vehicles and members of the team will also be in attendance to provide general community safety advice, including about home safety. 

Bethan Lewis, Interim Assistant Director of Public Health at Hywel Dda UHB, said: “It is a big boost to have the Pembrokeshire County Show back this year for participants.

“The vaccine rollout has spanned some of the busiest times for the farming community so we’re thrilled to be able to attend the show and provide easy access to a vaccine to those attending.”

Ian John, Board Member of Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society, said: ““We are looking forward to welcoming participants and members of the society to this year’s slimmed down County Show.  We are pleased that Hywel Dda Health Board will be attending with a mobile COVID-19 vaccination van to continue their vital work.”

 

How to request your vaccine

Following updated JCVI advice (opens in new tab), health boards in Wales are now inviting all people aged 16 and over to be vaccinated. 

If you are aged 16 or over and live in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion or Pembrokeshire you can access your COVID-19 vaccine in the following ways: 

** Those aged 16 and 17 should be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (opens in new tab). Please note this vaccine is not currently available at the Carmarthen Showground or Ysgol Trewen (Cwm Cou, Newcastle Emlyn) mass vaccination centres.  

 

Young people aged 12 to 15 at an increased risk of coronavirus 

The JCVI has advised (opens in new tab) that young people aged 12 to 15 at an increased risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) should be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (opens in new tab)

This includes children and young people with: 

  • severe neuro-disabilities 
  • Down's syndrome 
  • underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression 
  • a diagnosis of learning/intellectual disability 

The JCVI also recommends that those aged 12 to 15 who live with someone who is immunosuppressed should also be offered the vaccine. 

We are in the process of identifying those aged 12 to 15 who are eligible to invite them to receive a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at a mass vaccination centre. Please do not attend a mass vaccination centre without an appointment.   

To avoid any delay, you can contact us to book an appointment: 

Please complete this form: First dose request form (opens in new tab)

 
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% 2,166 83.9%
P1.2 - Care home worker 3,490 99.9% 3,272 93.6%
P2.1 - All those 80 years of age and over 22,844 100.0% 22,033 96.4%
P2.2 & 2.3 - Health and social care workers 25,950 99.0% 24,861 94.9%
P3 - All those 75 years of age and over  18,694 95.8% 18,302 93.8%
P4.1 - All those 70 years of age  25,053 95.3% 24,626 93.7%
P4.2 - Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals  under 70 years of age 8,726 88.1% 8,413 84.9%
5. All those 65 years of age and over 21,727 91.0% 21,304 89.2%
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) 39,060 87.5% 36,798 82.5%
7. All those 60 years of age and over 13,455 69.2% 13,214 67.9%
8. All those 55 years of age and over 14,953 80.4% 14,558 78.3%
9. All those 50 years of age and over 15,315 94.2% 14,771 90.9%
10. Priority group 10 or unallocated 73,255 47.7% 52,615 34.2%
45 to 49 years old 11,194 70.8% 10,375 65.6%
40 to 44 years old 10,539 69.4% 9,334 61.4%
35 to 39 years old 11,067 68.6% 8.800 53.1%
30 to 34 years old 11,216 65.9% 8,453 48.4%
25 to 29 years old 10,567 60.5% 7,230 41.4%
20 to 24 years old 12,493 66.2% 6,411 34.0%
15 to 19 years old 6,162 40.8% 2,009 13.3%
Total: 285,012 73.6% 256,933 66.3%

Total vaccinations per county - issue 31

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