Following the success of a mobile vaccination van in Cross Hands, a COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be operating in Pembroke Dock from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th July.
In partnership between Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (opens in new tab), the vaccination van will deliver the vaccine to anyone aged 18 and over that requires either a first or second dose (Moderna and Oxford AstraZeneca). Second doses can be given 8 weeks after the first dose.
The mobile vaccination clinic will be based at Western Way car park (behind Asda, SA72 6DB) and will operate this Thursday to Saturday from 11.00am to 7.00pm. There is no need to contact the health board to book an appointment.
The fire service is providing one of its vehicles and members of the team will also be in attendance to provide the public with general community safety advice, including about home safety. The health board’s Community Development Outreach team will also be joining them to reach out to ethnic minority people living in Pembrokeshire to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic, support community cohesion, and remove barriers to accessing services.
Chief Fire Officer for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Chris Davies said: “The response of our colleagues in the National Health Service has been exceptional during this global pandemic and I am pleased that we can, again, assist Hywel Dda in its vaccination programme, having recently concluded a hugely successful partnership where we were able to assist with transportation of people within our communities to and from Mass Vaccination centres.
“Our relationship with the people we serve puts us in a unique position. On top of this our staff are community focused and trained to work with people from all walks of life. This combination has allowed us to react quickly to this request for assistance.
“This opportunity and partnership allows us to expand our assistance further within the health arena, and is going to make a positive impact on our response to this global pandemic and we are pleased to be able play our part and collaborate with our NHS partners to change the lives of many people.”
With the rise in cases across the UK, Hywel Dda UHB is urging as many people as possible to come forward for their first and second doses.