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23 June 2021 - Hywel Dda vaccine bulletin - Issue 24

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

  • Open 7 days a week from Monday 28 June onwards, 10.00am - 8.00pm 

Cardigan (Teifi Leisure Centre SA43 1HG) 

  • Open 7 days a week from Friday 2 July onwards, 10.00am - 8.00pm 

Carmarthen walk-in (Halliwell Conference Centre, UWTSD, SA31 3EP) 

  • Open 7 days a week from Thursday 1 July onwards, 10.00am - 8.00pm 

Carmarthen drive-through (United Counties Showground, SA33 5DR) 

  • Open 7 days a week from Monday 28 June onwards, 10.00am - 7.00pm 

Haverfordwest (Pembrokeshire Archives, SA61 2PE)  

  • Open 7 days a week from Monday 28 June onwards, 10.00am - 8.00pm 

Llanelli (Ffwrnes Theatre SA15 3YE) 

  • Open 7 days a week from Monday 28 June onwards, 10.00am -  8.00pm 

Tenby (Tenby Leisure Centre, SA70 8EJ) 

  • Open Friday to Sunday every week, 10.00am - 8.00pm 

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.hdd@wales.nhs.uk  

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
Email: COVIDenquiries.hdd@wales.nhs.uk

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%
Total: 275,992 71.3% 192,931 49.8%

Total vaccinations per county - issue 24

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