Our Autumn vaccination programme has now commenced across Gwent, using a combination of mass vaccination centres and primary care providers. We will be prioritising some of the most vulnerable groups first including older adult care homes, as well as health and social care staff.
Who is eligible?
Those eligible this Autumn will include:
- Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
- Frontline health and social care workers
- All adults aged 50 years and over
- People aged five to 49 years in a clinical risk group
- People aged five to 49 years who are household contacts of immunosuppressed residents
- Carers aged 16 to 49
Anyone within the above priority groups will receive an invitation via letter, text or phone call over the coming weeks. Please ensure your contact details are up to date with your GP.
Details of where you will receive your vaccination and any other relevant information will be on your invite notification. We kindly ask for people to try to keep their first appointment and protect themselves early.
You should bring the following items to your appointment:
- Your appointment letter (if you were invited by letter)
- Some ID, such as your passport, driving licence or utility bill in your name
- If you are a health or social care worker, proof of employment, such as an ID card or letter from your employer
- Wear clothing that allows us to see the top of your arm easily
- Your vaccination card, if you have one.
Our list of Frequently Asked Questions should answer any questions you may have. If you're unable to find the answer you're looking for, please call the number on your appointment letter.
Please note that on 30th September 2022, our Mass Vaccination team will be leaving the Newport Centre, as the venue will no longer be available to us. We will be running clinics at Newport Mass Vaccination Centre 7 days a week until the closure. We are working closely with our colleagues in Primary Care to ensure the delivery of the vaccination programme continues in a smooth, efficient manner following this date.