If you live in Swansea Bay and you are still waiting on news on when you’re going to receive your first coronavirus vaccination, you may find the following information very useful.
Swansea Bay University Health Board has produced a handy guide on when groups five to nine will receive their first dose of the vaccine.
The information has been released as the health board has urged people not to contact its busy GP or mass vaccination centres – reassuring people that they will get a letter when their turn comes complete with full details about their appointment.
Unpaid adult carers who are on their GP surgery’s carers list will automatically be invited for vaccination under group six. If your practice is not vaccinating those in group six, the health board says it will ensure you are invited.
Those who are not currently registered on a carers’ list should not contact their GP now. They will need to fill in an online form or to contact the health board by telephone. If they are eligible they will receive an appointment. Further details will be released about this next week.
The following are the planned dates that each age group is expected to be called for their first vaccination, subject to vaccine supplies arriving as expected.
Group five (ages 65 to 69) – Between February 15 and March 10
Group six (ages 16 to 64 at risk) – Between March 8 and April 19
Group seven (ages 60 to 64) – Between March 22 and 29
Group eight (ages 55 to 59) – Between March 29 and April 8
Group nine (ages 50 to 54) – Between April 9 and 19
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Information has also been released for those who are awaiting their second dose.
For those who received their first dose on the week beginning January 18, their second dose is planned on the week beginning March 1 or 8.
For those who received it on the week beginning January 25, you should expect to be called on the week beginning March 8 or March 15.
If you had your first vaccine on the week beginning February 1 you’ll likely be called for yours on the week beginning March 15 or 22, and those who had theirs on the week beginning February 8 should receive their second on the week beginning March 22.
Second vaccinations for those living in care homes will start in the first week of March.
The number of cases per 100,000 based on a seven-day rolling average from February 18 to February 24 in Swansea is 53. In Neath Port Talbot it sits at 57.2.