30 March 2023
People eligible for the COVID-19 spring booster living in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire will be invited to receive their vaccine between 1 April and 30 June 2023, Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) has confirmed.
The spring COVID-19 booster vaccine will protect the most vulnerable and is available to:
The majority of GP practices and a number of community pharmacies will deliver the COVID-19 spring booster, supported by the health board who will use vaccination centres in Llanelli, Neyland and Cwm Cou, and other community venues as needed.
People are asked to wait to be contacted with an appointment, but should anyone have any questions regarding the COVID-19 spring booster and how to access it, they can contact Hywel Dda UHB’s communication hub on 0300 303 8322 or email@example.com
Bethan Lewis, Interim Assistant Director of Public Health at Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “COVID-19 continues to be more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. For these reasons, people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 5 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered a spring booster of COVID-19 vaccine.
“You should be offered an appointment between April and June, with those at highest risk being called in first. You will be invited to have your booster around 6 months from your last dose but you can have it from 3 months.
“If you are turning 75 years of age between April and June, you will be called for vaccination during the campaign; you do not have to wait for your birthday.
“Once again, I’d like to thank our colleagues in primary care for supporting this important vaccination programme and all within the health board who continue to work to ensure this vaccine is accessible to our most vulnerable population.”
People should also be aware that the offer of a primary course and booster vaccination will be coming to an end. If you are aged 5 (on 31 August 2022) or over and have not had your first or second primary vaccination dose, you will need to contact the health board to arrange your vaccination before 30 June.
If you are aged 12 or over and have not had your universal booster (third) dose, you will need to book this with the health board before 31 March.
For up-to-date information regarding Hywel Dda UHB’s COVID-19 vaccination programme, please visit hduhb.nhs.wales/covid19-vaccination