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Covid-19 Vaccine

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit the Public Health Wales website for further information on the Covid-19 Vaccination and a full list of frequently asked questions. 


 


Tuesday 11th May 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic, Eton Road - 22nd May 2021

If you are 40 years and older and have not received your COVID-19 vaccine, please come along the drop in clinic on 22nd May. No appointment necessary.

 


Thursday 29th April 2021

Vaccination Booking Centre Opening Times Over the May Bank Holiday Weekend

The vaccination booking centre will be operating a reduced service on Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd May 2021 and will be open from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

 


Thursday 1st April 2021

Vaccination Booking Centre Opening Times Over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

The vaccination booking centre will be open from 10:00am – 4:00pm Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
 


Monday 22nd February 2021

No evidence' Covid-19 vaccine will affect fertility, say unions

The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have issued a joint statement to confirm there is “no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines will affect fertility”. 

You can read more about this on the Nursing Times website.


Monday 11th January

Since the launch of the Covid vaccine, the team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have been working tirelessly on the biggest vaccination programme we’ve seen in our lifetime. So far across Gwent we have vaccinated over 15,000 people.

To date we have vaccinated all residents from 34 out of 94 care homes for older adults and all care home staff from 63 of the 94 care homes for older adults  across Gwent. We have vaccinated over 3,000 over 80s and over 5,000 frontline staff.

Last week we successfully opened our second vaccination centre at Ty Penallta in Caerphilly borough. This week we have a supply of 9,675 doses of vaccine. We are working on plans to open two additional vaccination centres in Ebbw Vale, which will be open on Thursday and Friday and Abergavenny, which will open over the weekend. This week Ty Penallta will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday. All of our vaccination centres are appointment only and people will be contacted if they are being called for their appointment. We are also working with GP Practices who will be starting to vaccinate over 80s from next week and have already helped us on vaccinating some of our care homes residents.

We will continue to keep you updated, however due to a number of variable factors, such as the number of doses we are allocated plans can change at short notice.

We want to thank you for your continued support and together we will help keep Gwent safe.

From 11th January, Public Health Wales will be publishing daily vaccination figures on their website: Rapid COVID-19 virology - Public - Public Health Wales Health Protection | Tableau Public

For further information and FAQs on the delivery, eligibility and safety of the vaccine, please visit: About the vaccine - Public Health Wales (nhs.wales)


6th January 2021

As a Health Board, our intent is to vaccinate as many eligible people as quickly and as safely as possible. We are following the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) priority groups and have plans in place to vaccinate the top two priority groups in the first instance.

These are:

1. Residents in a Care Home for older adults and their carers

2. Over 80s and frontline Health and Social Care workers

The total number of people within Gwent who fall within the top two priority groups equates to a total of 60,400 people - 30,000 of whom are over 80.

We plan to open a number of mass vaccination centres across Gwent, including in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly borough, Monmouthshire and Newport, as vaccine supply becomes available. In addition, mobile units will be used to help deliver the vaccine to care homes and via some GP practices across Gwent.

The approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine has now enabled us to start vaccinating residents within care homes.

Over the first three weeks of delivering the roll-out, we have vaccinated more than 6,000 people, using all the supply we received. We have plans in place to deliver to the top two priority groups in line with future supplies, as they become available.

For residents over the age of 80, the majority of residents will receive their invitation for the vaccine via letter, which you should expect to receive over the next few weeks. If appointments are available at short notice people may also be contacted by phone but the main invitation route will be via letter.

Within the next couple of weeks, every household across Gwent will receive a letter from the Health Board and Local Authority with further information about the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine.

We will continue to keep you updated. However, due to a number of variable factors (such as the number of doses we are allocated), plans can change at short notice.

We want to thank you for your continued support and together we will help keep Gwent safe.

For further information and FAQs, please visit the Public Health Wales website.


7th December 2020

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2nd December 2020

Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment in Wales

Today (02/12/2020) we received the welcome news that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has granted the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine temporary authorisation for use based on evidence of safety and effectiveness. 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have been secured by the UK Government on behalf of the UK. Wales, like the other UK nations will now begin to receive its share and the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board will start deployment, based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The Health Board have operational plans in place and are ready to begin vaccinations, however they are currently awaiting national guidance on the deployment of the vaccine locally, which will be available in a matter of days.

The vaccine is likely to be in limited supply initially and due to this groups of people have been identified in a priority order to receive the vaccine. This is set by and frequently update by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation. Further information about priority groups can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-25-september-2020/jcvi-updated-interim-advice-on-priority-groups-for-covid-19-vaccination

The Health Board will now begin inviting people to book an appointment so that they can continue to move swiftly. The initial focus will be care home staff, in line with the current priority group, and they will also invite Health and Social care frontline staff who have previously registered for an appointment.

Full details on the vaccine will be made available at the point of vaccine authorisation. We know how important this is and will share this with people who book an appointment as soon as is possible after it is made available to the Health Board.

To read the full statement from Welsh Government, visit: Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment in Wales- Statement from MS Vaughan Gething - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (nhs.wales)