AN ADDITIONAL mass vaccination centre will open in Carmarthenshire early subsequent week.
The centre, on the United Counties Showground in Carmarthen, opens on Monday, March 8 to assist the supply of Hywel Dda College Well being Board’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.
The well being board just lately confirmed folks in precedence teams 7, 8 and 9 – that’s everybody aged between 50 and 64 years previous with no underlying well being circumstances – shall be invited to obtain their first Covid-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination centre as follows:
• Group 7, folks aged 60 – 64 years – beginning 8 March
• Group 8, folks aged 55 – 59 years – beginning 22 March
• Group 9, folks aged 50 – 54 years – beginning 5 April
The well being board at present has six mass vaccination centres situated in Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Haverfordwest, Tenby, Carmarthen and Llanelli.
The showground is along with the mass vaccination centre on the Halliwell Convention Centre on the College of Wales Trinity Saint David and can function as a drive-through service.
Ros Jervis, Director of Public Well being at Hywel Dda UHB, stated: “This extra drive-through vaccination centre will assist enhance the variety of vaccines we are able to ship as we head in the direction of the Welsh Authorities’s milestone 2 goal; that’s to supply everybody in JCVI precedence teams 5 to 9 their first vaccine dose by 18th April.
“The showground has been established as a drive by facility for Covid testing for a while now and is the proper venue to simply adapt to supply further vaccination services.
“We’re asking folks to make use of their very own personal transport wherever attainable to attend an appointment. Lifts might be accepted from somebody in your family or assist bubble, however not from anybody else because of the threat of transmission of the virus.
“We perceive that this is probably not attainable for everybody and so we need to reassure folks that transport assist is obtainable for anybody who genuinely will discover it troublesome to attend their vaccination appointment. In case you have no different technique of journey, please contact the well being board utilizing the 0300 cellphone quantity in your appointment letter.”
Individuals in teams 7, 8 and 9 will obtain a letter and a few will even obtain a textual content message with an appointment date and time. Please arrive as near your appointment time as attainable.
The letter will embody a cellphone quantity to contact the well being board ought to you could rearrange or cancel your appointment however please make each effort to maintain your allotted appointment time.
An extra mass vaccination centre to assist the vaccine programme in Pembrokeshire is at present in planning and additional bulletins shall be made as quickly as attainable.