Dr Gillian Richardson shared this news article from Wales Online 10/03/2021, that gives a reasonable outline of how and when each health board will be rolling vaccination for priority group 6. We took the relevant information and reported it below.
Please note that Dr Gillian Richardson, the senior officer behind Wales’ Covid-19 vaccine programme, says she is confident that all adults in Wales will be vaccinated by the end of July.
– Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Have vaccinated around half of the adults in priority group 6 (46.6% on 10/03/2021) and continue to do so. On the week of the 10th of March, they began vaccinating people in the age 60 to 64 age group, priority group 7 and said that everyone should be getting their letters in the following three weeks end (end of March)
–Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
They were sending out appointments to all those 65 years and over (priority group 5) followed by adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group and eligible carers (priority group 6). Letters were also being sent to those aged 60-64 (priority group seven) offering them appointments later this month (March).
Up to March 7th, the board had provided a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 84% of people aged 65-69 (priority group 5) and almost a third of people aged 16 to 65 with underlying health conditions ( priority group 6).
The telephone number for their Covid-19 vaccination booking centre is 03000 840004. Opening hours are 8am to 8pm seven days a week.
–Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
People aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions, unpaid carers, and people with learning disabilities (Priority Group 6) are currently being contacted by the health board to attend a mass vaccination centre. These appointments will be automatically scheduled and people will receive a letter in the post.
Those identified with learning disabilities will be contacted between March 22 and April 12 and will be visited at home by the mobile vaccination unit.
Please note all first doses in the group will be offered by April 19.
–Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
the health board’s aim to vaccinate everyone in priority groups five to nine with at least their first dose by mid-April.
They say that GPs had completed priority group five by the 10th of March and were contacting and vaccinating priority group six.
Some of the priority groups have been divided into groups A, B, and C. The Health Board has divided some of the priority groups into groups A, B, and C. (Please see news article for more information regarding this)
Priority group four B – clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
This group had their first vaccine – the Oxford/AstraZeneca – through their GP practice. They will be contacted again by their surgery to come in for their second dose.
Priority group six A – 16 to 64-year-olds with underlying health conditions
GPs are starting to contact this group now and invite them in for a vaccine at their surgery. Patients within this group are given the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. GPs are still contacting this group and making appointments
Priority group six B – Unpaid carers
An online self-referral form is live on our website for unpaid carers to check their eligibility for vaccine and make themselves known. You will be sent an appointment letter within three weeks of completing the form. The appointment will be at one of our community vaccination centres and you will be given the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. You do not need to contact your GP for an appointment.
There is a dedicated vaccination advice line open seven days a week. From Monday to Friday it’s open 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday it operates 9am to 4.30pm. The number is 01685 726464.
– Hywel Dda University Health Board
Group six, people aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions and unpaid carers – delivered by GP practices between February 22 and April 4
–Powys Teaching Health Board
Priority Group 6, as of the 10th of March, Adults with underlying health conditions and unpaid carers have got first dose appointments underway. Invitations are going out.
–Swansea Bay University Health Board
The latest update from the health board says that those aged 65 to 69 (Group 5) will be called to a mass vaccination centre between February 15 and March 10.
Most people in group six with underlying health conditions will be vaccinated by their GP practice. But if you are registered with Abertawe Medical Practice, Brunswick, Nicholl Street, University, Dyfed Road, Uplands and Mumbles and Mount surgeries, you will be called to a mass vaccination centre (MVC.) Some patients registered with Fforestfach Medical Group, Victoria Gardens, and Kingsway practices may also be called to an MVC. Vaccinations will take place between March 8 and April 19.
If you have any questions regarding eligibility for the vaccine and self-referral forms please see our Q&A post on our website- http://www.allwalesforum.org.uk/q-a-around-carers-eligibility-for-the-covid-19-vaccine-and-the-self-referral-forms/
For any questions regarding the vaccine, please visit – http://www.allwalesforum.org.uk/flowchart-and-faq-about-vaccines-for-parents-and-carers/
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The AWF Team