Covid vaccination schedule: When youre likely to get vaccine and when people will get second dose – Wales Online

The doctor in charge of the vaccination rollout programme in Wales says she is confident that all adults here will be vaccinated by the end of July.

On Tuesday it was announced that more than one million people in Wales had received their first vaccine dose which equates to around four in 10 of the population.

Dr Gillian Richardson, the senior officer behind Wales’ Covid-19 vaccine programme, described it as a “significant achievement” and confirmed that a large supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine was due to be delivered to Wales this week.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board d eputy chief executive Gill Harris said their supply of the drug this week is more than double what they received last week.

Last week it was revealed that the Covid vaccine rollout in Wales is set to speed up rapidly thanks to that increase in supplies.

Wales’ chief pharmacist Andrew Evans says more jabs will be delivered than ever before as it is hoped that more than 30,000 doses a day could be administered.

Talking about reaching the million-jab milestone Dr Richardson told BBC Radio Wales: “It is a significant achievement and it is a fantastic testimony to all the NHS services that have pulled out all the stops.

“It is a huge achievement and 95% of our most vulnerable age groups over 70, and our care home residents, have been covered. It is all going in the right direction but it will take a while.

“We don’t know the effect on transmission and we don’t know about the herd immunity requirements yet. We are watching the science.”

She confirmed they were on course to have all eligible adults in Wales vaccinated by the end of July.

“This programme has shown what an incredible set-up we have in Wales,” she said. “The operation is completely hand in glove with specialists, with government, and it really has pulled out all the stops.

“Having our integrated health board structures covering primary care, with pharmacy involved and other primary care contractors, has stood us in very, very good stead. We have not even maxed out the capacity of our NHS yet in terms of capacity to give vaccines because of supply.”

Talking about the schedule for the rest of the population now that the priority groups had been vaccinated she said: “Each health board is looking at the fastest and swiftest way of covering their population. For some areas they may have allocated certain groups to the general practitioners – that might be the clinically vulnerable or it may be a particular age group.

“Other health boards might have different strategy. For each health board area there is a clear plan.”

Here is what the health boards are saying.

Aneurin Bevan Health Board

The board which covers the Gwent area says latest figures show they have given a total of 228,843 vaccines (a combination of first and second doses) across the area they cover.

In addition to their existing vaccination centres they will be delivering vaccines at the Christchurch Centre in Newport for the next two weeks.

GPs are continuing to vaccinate eligible individuals within priority group six and have currently vaccinated 46.6% of people. That is the group that includes adults aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions.

This week they have begun vaccinating people in the age 60 to 64 age group and say everyone should receive a letter in the next three weeks.

The information states: “Please do not contact us but wait for your letter to arrive which will contain full instructions.”

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

The north Wales health board says it is sending out appointments to all those 65 years and over (priority group five) followed by adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (priority group six).

Letters are also being sent to those aged 60-64 (priority group seven) offering them appointments later this month.

Deputy chief executive Gill Harris said: “We remain on course to meet the Welsh Government’s target of offering vaccination to priority groups one to nine by April 19 subject to vaccine supplies.”

Up to March 7 the board had provided a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 84% of people aged 65-69 (priority group five) and almost a third of people aged 16 to 65 with underlying health conditions.

They are hoping to have to have administered their 300,000th vaccination in the coming week.

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

The board say they have offered the first dose of the vaccine to priority groups one to four and have plans in place to work closely with their partners to offer that group their second dose of the vaccine and to also vaccinate groups five to seven. That is:

  • People aged 65 to 69 – delivered by GP practices
  • People with underlying health issues – delivered by mass vaccination centres
  • People aged 60 – 64 – delivered by mass vaccination centres

Those who are housebound in any of the groups will have their vaccine delivered by the board’s mobile vaccination team.

There are currently three mass vaccination centres in the board’s area at Splott, Pentwyn, and Barry and a satellite clinic at University Hospital Llandough.

The board is bringing forward some second doses of the Pfizer jab as they have both vaccine and capacity available over the next few weeks.

People who are having their appointment brought forward will have received a text message cancelling their existing appointment. They will then receive a text message with their new appointment time.

Everyone who has had the first dose of Pfizer will now receive their second dose between four and 12 weeks later.

The Oxford/AsatraZeneca jab is being delivered by GP practices and at the mass vaccination centres at Pentwyn and Barry.

Second doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab currently remain at 11 weeks.

People aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions, unpaid carers, and people with learning disabilities 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.

Unpaid carers are currently being invited to a mass vaccination centre. They have online form for people to complete or people can call 01446 729592.

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.

Ages 60 – 64

This group is currently being contacted by the health board to attend a mass vaccination centre.

Everyone will receive an appointment letter in the post.

This group should have completed first doses by March 27.

Ages 55 to 59

This group will be contacted by the health board to attend a mass vaccination centre.

Everyone will receive an appointment letter in the post.

This group will be contacted for first doses between March 27 and April 6.

Ages 50 to 54

This group will be contacted by the health board to attend a mass vaccination centre.

Everyone will receive an appointment letter in the post.

This group will be contacted between April 6 and April 19 to receive their first dose.

Rest of population

This group will be contacted from April 19 for their first dose

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

The latest figures show that the health board has delivered 160,300 vaccines with 136,359 people having received their first dose and 23,941 people having received their second dose.

It is the health board’s aim to vaccinate everyone in priority groups five to nine – approximately 120,000 people – with at least their first dose by mid-April.

They say that GPs have completed priority group five and are currently contacting and vaccinating priority group six.

The advice says: “Please remember GPs know who is in which group and will contact you with an appointment. There is no need to contact them at this stage.

“We do appreciate your understanding and patience with that which frees up the practice phone lines for people who need medical help.”

Frontline health workers are receiving their second doses at a hospital vaccination centre. Nearly two-thirds of frontline health workers have now had both doses

The second dose programme for group one – residents and staff in care homes for older adults – continues this week as mobile vaccination teams visit and vaccinate in the care homes across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg board area.

Some of the priority groups have been divided into groups A, B, and C.

The advice says: “This is not how we are vaccinating but purely to illustrate that different members of the same group might be going to a different location for their vaccine or contacted in a slightly different way and may also be receiving a different vaccine.

“This should not be interpreted as one ‘sub-group’ is more important than another; this is purely being used to give you the most detailed current status possible.

Priority group one – care home residents and staff

Residents and staff in a care home for older adults. Both residents and staff in this group were all offered/or had their first dose by the end of January.

The mobile vaccination teams are now back revisiting the care homes offer the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Priority group two A– aged 80 and over

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 two B – frontline health workers

This group received their first vaccination in one of the hospital vaccination centres. Second doses are now under way using the Pfizer vaccine. Nearly two-thirds of frontline teams have now had both doses of the vaccine.

Priority group two C – frontline social care workers

Social care workers received their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine in one of the community vaccination centres. Due to vaccine supply they are now in the position to bring their second dose appointments forward.

Priority Group threeaged 75 and over

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. We will provide more detail when this group is asked to come back in.

Priority group four A – aged 70 and over

This group received their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine at community vaccination centres. They are now in a position to bring their second dose appointments forward. They have done or will do receive a new appointment letter inviting them.

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 five – aged 65 and over

This group is currently being vaccinated by their GPs with their first dose, receiving the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. Nearly 85% of this group has now received their first dose. Some GPs are still contacting this group and making appointment.

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.

Priority group seven – Aged 60 and over

Letters will be sent out soon to this priority group offering them an appointment at one of our community vaccination centres. This group will receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. GPs are not vaccinating this group. It is the aim to have offered everyone in this group a vaccine by mid-April.

Priority group eight – aged 55 and over

Letters will be sent out soon to this priority group offering them an appointment at one of the community vaccination centres. This group will receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. GPs are not vaccinating this group. It is the aim to have offered everyone in this group a vaccine by mid-April.

Priority group nine – aged 50 and over

Letters will be sent out soon to this priority group offering them an appointment at one of our community vaccination centres. This group will receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. GPs are not vaccinating this group. The aim to have offered everyone in this group a vaccine by mid-April.

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

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, and Pembrokeshire residents in priority groups five to nine can expect to receive their vaccine as follows:

  • Group five, people aged 65 – 69 years – delivered by GP practices between February 15 and March 12
  • 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
  • Group seven, people aged 60 – 64 years – delivered by mass vaccination centres starting March 8
  • Group eight, people aged 55 – 59 years – delivered by mass vaccination centres starting March 22
  • Group nine, people aged 50 – 54 years – delivered by mass vaccination centres starting April 5

The board says: “Please do not contact your GP or the health board to ask about your appointment. You will be contacted directly when it is your turn and we thank you for your patience.”

Powys Teaching Health Board

More than 63,000 vaccine doses have been delivered through the health board’s vaccination programme. This includes 53,200 first doses and nearly 10,000 second doses.

This is their latest advice:

  • People aged 18-49 will be invited for a first jab by the end of July.

Swansea Bay University Health Board

The latest update from the health board says that the those aged 65 to 69 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.

People aged 60 to 64 will be called to an MVC between March 22 and March 29.

People aged 59 to 55 will be called to an MVC between March 29 and April 8.

People aged 54 to 50 will be called to an MVC between April 9 and April 19.

Rest of population The aim is for everyone in this group to have been offered their first dose by July 31.