Posted: Thu 18th Feb 2021

Over 800,000 first dose vaccines have now been given out in Wales

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 18th, 2021

More than 807,000 people across Wales have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine which is over 30% of the adult population.

This week has also seen the start of second dose vaccines being more widely administered to those who were vaccinated at the start of December.

At the time of writing 12,988 people have now received their second dose after a huge jump in the rollout, with 5,700 doses given out in the last 24 hour window alone as the process steps up.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has so far administered 189,524 vaccines, of which 30,508 have been in Wrexham.

Figures for the rest of the region include Anglesey: 21,991, Gwynedd: 32,046, Conwy: 36,715, Denbighshire: 28,585, Flintshire: 34,698 and other: 4,981.

Data released by the health board also provides an update on the percentage given (or declined) 1st dose amongst each of the groups vaccinated so far.

Although the majority of categories exceed over 80%, the amount of vaccines administered are the lowest amongst care home staff.

  • Residents in Older Persons Care Homes: 85%
  • Staff working in Older Persons Care Homes: 73%
  • All those aged 80 years and over: 92%
  • Frontline healthcare workers: 94%
  • Frontline social care workers: 83%
  • All those aged 75 – 79 years: 91%
  • All those aged 70 – 74 years: 89%
  • All those aged under 16-69 yrs who are clinically extremely vulnerable: 80%

Figures for the whole of Wales can be found below:

Wales, along with the rest of the UK, has seen a drop in the number of vaccines being administered this week.

Speaking on Monday Health Minister Vaughan Gething said that there are ‘planned’ vaccine shortage supplies, which are expected to last for the next two weeks.

He said: “We expect when we get back into March we’re going to see a return to increased levels of vaccination supply available to us.

“That will mean we will be able to stand up all of those arrangements, as well, they’ve been making greater use of local pharmacy as well, because we’ve yet to maximise our ability and our capacity to to deliver vaccinations across Wales.

“So we can go even faster if we have the supply in place and if we have the certainty of the future supply, that’s why the next two weeks are not something that I think people should be overly concerned about, you’ll still see tens of thousands of people vaccinated each week, but will then return to an even more significant upswing after that.

“Again, that’s why we can have some confidence, I think that we’ll get to everyone in groups one to nine by the end of April, if supply lines remain as we expect.”

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