More than 100,000 people now fully vaccinated in North Wales
More than 100,000 people in North Wales are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) has said.
A further 316,887 people receiving a first dose of the vaccine, but the health board has said vaccine supplies will slow down during April.
“Because of significant delays to the UK’s COVID vaccine supply, from early April we will receive less vaccine in April than we had originally planned for.” BCUHB said in an update today.
Chris Stockport, Executive Director of Primary and Community Care said that Despite less vaccine in April, “we still remain on course to meet the Welsh Government’s target of offering a first dose of the vaccine to everyone in 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.”
“I would like to thank people across the region for their patience and understanding as we work through these supply challenges. Please be assured that we are working as quickly as we can with the supply we have.”
“If you’re in Priority Groups 6-9 and you’ve not yet received an appointment, please don’t yet contact your GP or our COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre – you will be contacted when it is your turn. You won’t be waiting too much longer now.”
Vaccination progress as at March 29th 2021:
- 418,914 total vaccinations have been administered in North Wales
- First dose vaccines – 316,887
- Second dose vaccines – 102,027
Percentage of people in Priority Groups who have received a first dose:
- Priority Group 5 (ages 65 to 69): 92 per cent
- Priority Group 6 (ages 16 to 64 in an at risk group): 78 per cent
- Priority Group 7 (ages 60 to 64): 78 per cent
- Priority Group 8 (ages 55-59): 46 per cent
- Priority Group 9 (ages 50-54): 24 per cent
Vaccinations by Local Authority area to date
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Flintshire: 80,772, Anglesey: 49,135, Gwynedd: 71,223, Conwy: 81,333, Denbighshire: 60,231, Wrexham: 70,182, Other: 10,246.
Vaccination supply for the week ahead
This week we expect to receive 23,000 first dose and 12,000 second dose vaccines.
Who we are currently vaccinating and how they will be contacted
This week we are continuing to provide vaccination to the following groups, with invitations made by letter, text message and phone call:
- People aged 65-69 years (Priority Group 5)
- People aged 16-64 years with underlying health conditions (Priority Group 6)
- People aged 60-64 years (Priority Group 7)
- People aged 55-59 years (Priority Group 8)
- People aged 50-54 years (Priority Group 9)
- Second doses to those who have received their first vaccination up to 12 weeks ago
- People in Priority Groups 1-4 who were not able to take up an appointment when they were originally invited
“If you receive an invitation for an appointment but are sure that you do not wish to be vaccinated then please let us know so that we can offer that appointment to somebody else.”
“In Priority Groups 6-9 and not yet been contacted? You won’t be waiting too much longer now.”
We’re working as fast as we can with the supply we have.”
“Please don’t contact your GP or our COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre – you will be contacted when it is your turn.” The health board has said.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre telephone number is: 03000 840004. The lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm and Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 1pm
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