A free shuttle bus service from Llanelli town centre to the mass vaccination centre in Dafen (opens in new tab) will begin on Monday 20 December to help people receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
The shuttle bus, provided by Dolen Teifi (opens in new tab), will run between 10.30am to 4.40pm, seven days a week for an initial four-week trial. Please note there will be no service at 12pm from town or at 12.15pm from the mass vaccination centre to allow the drivers a lunch break.
People can board the shuttle bus on the hour and at half-past the hour at Church Street, outside Llanelli Magistrates Court (SA15 3AW). The shuttle bus will leave the mass vaccination centre quarter past and quarter to the hour, returning to the town centre and dropping off passengers opposite Llanelli library.
Bethan Lewis, Interim Assistant Director of Public Health for Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “We need as many people as possible attending their COVID-19 vaccine appointments, or dropping in if eligible, so as a health board we are looking at all available options to help more people travel to our centres.
“In Llanelli we have been able to quickly set up this service with thanks to Dolen Teifi to provide a direct bus between the town centre and the mass vaccination centre in Dafen.
“If the bus is well used, we will look to extend the service after the initial four-week trial.
“This shuttle bus service is one of many additional resources and services being put in place across the Hywel Dda region to help support more people to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.”
Strict COVID-19 safety measures will be in place to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers on this service:
Drop-ins (no appointment needed) are available at Dafen mass vaccination centre between 11am and 8pm for the following:
The groups eligible to drop-in for boosters will be expanded as soon as possible, please look out for announcements on the Hywel Dda UHB website, social media accounts or in local media.
Before travelling without an appointment to Dafen mass vaccination centre, we advise checking the health board’s website for up-to-date information https://hduhb.nhs.wales/healthcare/covid-19-information/covid-19-vaccination-programme/mass-vaccination-centres/llanelli/