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Local care homes are the first to benefit from new vaccine booster

Vulnerable care home residents have all received a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot as part of the latest phase of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board’s inoculation programme.

The vaccination booster programme is currently targeting frontline health and social care staff and vulnerable people who are aged 80 and over. It will later focus upon people identified as having underlying health conditions and weakened immune systems, and people who are aged 50 and over.

The boosters are being delivered in the same order used for the first and second dose phases of the vaccination programme, and appointment letters will be issued to everybody within priority groups one to nine who has already received two doses of the vaccine.

Council Leader Huw David said: “Throughout the pandemic, Wales has been at the forefront of the vaccination programme, and it is good to see that the booster phase has already been completed at our local care homes.

“The booster shots are being delivered through an appointments system, and there are no current walk-in opportunities. You are eligible for a booster as long as you are within one of the first nine priority groups, and at least six months have passed since you received your second dose

“Your appointment letter will provide full details of where you should go to receive your booster shot, but please note that GP surgeries should not be contacted about the booster programme as they are currently focusing upon winter flu inoculations.

“More information is available at the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board website.”

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