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2 June 2021 - Hywel Dda vaccine bulletin - Issue 21

COVID-19 vaccinations statistics - issue 21

Welcome to issue 21 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 collective efforts of primary care and mass vaccination centres saw the health board deliver the 400,000th vaccine delivered this week. This means 260,447 of our eligible population have now received a first vaccine and 147,439 have now received a full course.  

Thank you to everyone who has come forward for their vaccine to date. Our best defence against all strains of Covid-19 remains our impressive vaccination programme which is why we must do all we can to slow the spread of variants and allow time for as many people as possible to get their vaccination. It is even more important now to take up the offer of the first and second doses of the vaccine when offered.

The vaccines offer significant protection against severe disease, hospitalisation and death, which is why it’s vital to get both vaccine doses as soon as you are offered them.

We will leave no one behind. Everyone aged 18 or over or in JCVI priority groups 1 to 9 can now come forward to request a If you haven’t received an appointment yet or have changed your mind having turned down an offer of a vaccine previously, contact the health board as soon as possible so an appointment can be arranged for you.

 

How to contact us for your first COVID-19 vaccine:

  • If you are aged over 18 or in the JCVI priority groups 1 to 9 and have not received a first vaccine appointment, please request one as soon as possible by completing this online request form (opens in new tab). We understand that not everyone will have internet access. If you or someone you know is unable to complete our online request form, please call the health board on 0300 303 8322. Please share this message with friends, family and your local community to ensure no one is left behind.

 

Second dose appointments

Second dose appointments for COVID-19 vaccination are normally taking place around 11 weeks after the first dose appointment. It is vital that you attend your second dose appointment.

If you received your first dose on or before 21 March and have not yet received your invitation for a second dose please use this request form to let us know. If you or someone you know is unable to use an online form, please contact our booking team on 0300 303 8322.

 

Vaccination certificates for international travel

Vaccination certificates for international travel are now available in Wales for those who have had two doses of the vaccine by calling 0300 303 5667 (open seven days, between 9.00am and 5.00pm).

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% 2,127 82.4%
P1.2 - Care home worker 3,449 98.7% 3,068 87.8%
P2.1 - All those 80 years of age and over 22,837 99.9% 21,609 94.6%
P2.2 & 2.3 - Health and social care workers 25,670 99.9% 22,368 87.0%
P3 - All those 75 years of age and over  18,675 95.7% 17,961 92.0%
P4.1 - All those 70 years of age  25,025 95.2% 24,121 91.7%
P4.2 - Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals  under 70 years of age 8,678 87.6% 8,048 81.3%
5. All those 65 years of age and over 21,666 90.7% 19,587 82.0%
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) 38,080 85.3% 17,749 39.8%
7. All those 60 years of age and over 13,379 68.8% 7,384 38.0%
8. All those 55 years of age and over 14,767 79.4% 1,023 5.5%
9. All those 50 years of age and over 14,523 89.3% 787 4.8%
10. Priority group 10 or unallocated 51,239 33.2% 1,607 1.0%
Total: 260,447 67.3% 147,439 38.1%

Total vaccinations per county - issue 21

Please don’t contact your GP, pharmacy or health board to ask when you will receive the vaccine
This week, health services have been inundated with calls, emails and social media messages from the public enquiring about the vaccine.  We understand people are anxious and want to know when they can have the vaccine. Please do not contact your GP, pharmacy or health board; you will be contacted when it is your turn. People will be invited to receive the vaccine in order of priority, so please be patient.

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