People aged 70 to 74 years old and those identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (who were recently written to in order to shield) will be contacted by their GP practices to receive their first dose of the vaccine this week.
At the same time, GPs will be completing or ensuring they have contacted all over 80-year-olds in their areas.
GP practices have also been busy vaccinating older adult care home residents. Last week, the health board announced that around 85.7% of older adults in eligible care homes have been vaccinated and this figure has further risen this week to more than 90%.
The health board is working closely with community organisations and transport groups to ensure support is given to those who are genuinely struggling to travel to a mass vaccination centre. Please contact the health board using the number on your appointment letter if you require assistance with transport or visit our Mass Vaccination Centres webpages.
We’d like to give a big shout out to everyone who is helping who has helped someone attend their vaccination appointments these past few weeks. There has been an amazing community response and over the next few weeks we’ll try and showcase as many as we can in our bulletin update, starting this week with the amazing efforts of Tuk Tuk Time.
Based in Pembrokeshire, Tuk Tuk Time may be more used to ferrying newlyweds on their wedding day or giving visitors a tour of the sites, but in recent weeks the team have helped transport people, free of charge, to their vaccination appointments.
Lorriane Niederlag, owner of Tuk Tuk Time said: “Is life about the journey or the destination? We’re proud to be a part of both we hope.” Thank you to Lorraine and all the team for your amazing efforts and helping your community.