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Aneurin Bevan UHB issues vaccine update

Written by on 11th January 2021

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board gives a vaccine update for week commencing 11th January.

Since the launch of the Covid-19 vaccine, the team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has worked tirelessly on the biggest vaccination programme seen in our lifetime. Across Gwent, more than 15,000 people have been vaccinated so far.

All residents from 34 out of 94 care homes for older adults have been vaccinated and all care home staff from 63 of the 94 care homes for older adults across Gwent have received the vaccine. More than 3,000 over-80s and over 5,000 frontline staff have also been vaccinated.

Last week, the health board opened a second vaccination centre at Ty Penallta in Caerphilly borough. This week, the health board has a supply of 9,675 doses of vaccine. Plans are being worked on 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 the vaccination centres are appointment only and people will be contacted if they are being called for their appointment. The health board is also working with GP Practices who will be starting to vaccinate over 80s from next week and have already helped on vaccinating some care homes residents.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board would like to thank the community for their continued support and for doing their part to keep residents safe.

Further information and FAQs on the delivery, eligibility and safety of the vaccine is available online at https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/immunisation-and-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-information/about-the-vaccine/

From today (11th January), Public Health Wales will be publishing daily vaccination figures on their website: www.tinyurl.com/wgthkgs