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A million COVID autumn booster vaccines administered in Wales

8 December 2022

Public Health Wales’s weekly data shows the number of people who have now received their booster reached 1,023,594 last week. 

It has also been confirmed that all eligible people in Wales should by now have received an invitation for their latest booster vaccine. 

The autumn booster is a bivalent version and is different to your original booster, this vaccine contains both the original version and a vaccine for the Omicron variant and will provide an improved level of protection.

Bethan Lewis, Interim Assistant Director of Public Health at Hywel Dda UHB, said: “Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things we can do to protect against becoming very unwell with COVID-19 and flu.

“People who are vaccinated are three times less likely to be admitted into critical care with COVID-19.

“It is vital that people take up the offer of their COVID-19 booster and their annual flu vaccine so that we can continue to protect the NHS this winter.”

This year’s autumn vaccine programme has been offered to the following priority groups:

  • anyone aged 50 or over
  • residents and staff in care homes for older people
  • frontline health and care workers
  • people aged between 5 and 49 who are in a clinical risk group, and their household contacts
  • carers aged between 16 and 49

Please make every effort to keep the appointment given to you by your GP or health board in the coming weeks. If you are eligible for a COVID autumn booster vaccine, live in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion or Pembrokeshire and have not yet received an appointment please contact Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) at the earliest opportunity on 0300 303 8322 or email