Betsi Cadwaladr confirms more than 400,000 vaccines administered across North Wales
More than 400,000 vaccines have been now administered across north Wales.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health hit the figure over the weekend.
So far the total number of vaccinations given to date across the region is 418,983, which includes both first and second doses of the vaccine combined.
In Flintshire 80,380 vaccinations have been administered, 48,411 in Anglesey, 70,326 in Gwynedd, 79,950 in Conwy, 59,797 in Denbighshire, in Wrexham 69,888 and 10,231 Other.
Further details provided by the health board show:
- Older adult, care home residents: 8,063
- Care home workers: 18,830
- Those aged 80 year of age and over: 50,584
- Health care workers: 45,379
- Social care workers: 16,745
- All those 75 years of age and over: 41,596
- All those 70 years of age and over: 63,730
- High risk adults under 70 years of age: 20,142
- All those 65 years of age and over: 39,497
- Other (All North Wales residents under the age of 65 not included in the priority groups shown above): 114,416
However due to well documented delays of deliveries of the AstraZeneca vaccine, it is expected that Wales will receive 240,000 fewer vaccines next month because of the supply issues.
As a result the number of first dose vaccines being administered are set to decrease over the next few weeks, with a drop in supply shifting the focus to those who are due for their second vaccination.
Speaking last week Ffion Johnstone, West Area Director for the health board, said: “Because of significant delays to the UK’s COVID vaccine supply, from early April we will receive less vaccine than we had planned for.
“We continue to ask people to be patient, as we are working as fast as we can with the supply we have. If we had more, we could do more.
“If you’re in Priority Groups 6-9 and you’ve not yet been called, please don’t contact your GP or our COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre – you will be contacted when it is your turn. It won’t be too much longer now.
“Despite this setback, which is beyond our control, we remain on course to meet the Welsh Government’s target of offering a first dose of the vaccine to Priority Groups 1-9 by April 19th, and to the rest of the population by the end of July, subject to there being no further interruption to our vaccine supply.
“Please help us to help you by only calling our COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre if you have been invited to do so.
“Our COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre team can only cancel or amend appointments for people who have received an invitation by letter or text message. They are unable to book new appointments over the phone for people who have not received an appointment invitation.
“Please only call if you have been invited to contact us to cancel or amend an appointment or you are in Priority Groups 1-5 and you haven’t yet been able to take up a first appointment (people calling from Priority Groups 1-5 will have their contact details taken and will receive a call back to book an appointment)
“Our phone lines are extremely busy, due to the number of people calling who are waiting for appointment invitations. This is preventing people who have received invitations from getting through.
“We continue to ask people to be patient, as we are working as fast as we can with the supply we have. If you’re in Priority Groups 6-9 and you’ve not yet received an invitation, please don’t contact your GP or our COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre – you will be contacted when it is your turn.”
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