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09/09/2021
Get vaccinated in time for Christmas, health chiefs urge
A picture of people at a Christmas party
A picture of people at a Christmas party

PEOPLE who’ve not yet had their first Covid-19 vaccination are being urged to get the jab now to get ready for the countdown to Christmas season.

08/09/2021
Hundreds climb on board the Immbulance to get their Covid-19 vaccination
Swansea Bay UHB
Swansea Bay UHB

More than 200 people visited Swansea Bay University Health Board’s mobile vaccination unit, ‘The Immbulance’, last week, to get a Covid-19 vaccination.

07/09/2021
Ospreys Urge Swansea Bay Men to 'Roll Up Your Sleeves' for Vaccine Campaign
Wales international and Ospreys rugby player Owen Watkin
Wales international and Ospreys rugby player Owen Watkin

Rugby giants the Ospreys have backed a Swansea Bay campaign to get as many men as possible aged under 40 vaccinated in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

02/09/2021
Grab a Coffee and the Vaccine at The Secret This Friday
An image of the Secret
An image of the Secret

Swansea beachfront’s much-loved bar, The Secret, will be home to Swansea Bay University Health Board’s Immbulance after it lent its support to the health boards ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’ campaign.

12/08/2021
Swansea Bay UHB opens Pfizer vaccine drop-in sessions to everyone aged 16+
Two young men smile at each other while showing off the plasters on their arms after vaccination.
Two young men smile at each other while showing off the plasters on their arms after vaccination.

It’s never been easier to get a Covid-19 vaccine in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

29/07/2021
Fifth of under 40s remain unvaccinated
Hands clink three glasses together in a
Hands clink three glasses together in a

A fifth of adults under 40 in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have still not had their first dose of a Covid vaccine.

19/07/2021
Drive-through pilot sees more than 130 people getting second COVID-19 vaccine dose
A folding sign marks lane one of the drive-through session set up at Margam Park
A folding sign marks lane one of the drive-through session set up at Margam Park

A drive-through pilot project has seen 135 people get their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination from the comfort of their own vehicles in Swansea Bay.

15/07/2021
Young adults warned of long Covid risk if they do not get vaccinated
A young woman suffering with fatigue holds her head in her hands as she sits next to a sofa.
A young woman suffering with fatigue holds her head in her hands as she sits next to a sofa.

Getting two doses of Covid-19 vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself against Covid-19 - and experiencing symptoms long term (known as long Covid).

12/07/2021
Half-a-million dose milestone hit
Collage of various staff holding up white board with single word on board.
Collage of various staff holding up white board with single word on board.

As of Monday afternoon July 12th, 2021, 500,871 doses of Covid vaccine – first and second doses - have been given to eligible people living in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

05/07/2021
Local NHS worker who lost friends to Covid supports vaccination campaign
Picture of Grace holding a sign
Picture of Grace holding a sign

A Singleton Hospital worker has enlisted the help of her colleagues to tell people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities about the importance of taking the Covid-19 vaccination.

01/07/2021
Covid vaccine booster programme
A health care worker wearing a mask and gloves fills a syringe with Covid vaccine.
A health care worker wearing a mask and gloves fills a syringe with Covid vaccine.

Reaction to the interim advice from the JCVI on the autumn booster programme.

30/06/2021
Surgeries thanked for injecting impetus into vaccination programme
CMG team
CMG team

Our resilient and dedicated GP surgeries have been thanked for helping deliver Swansea Bay University Health Board’s successful vaccination programme

22/06/2021
"Don't Bale on us now – get your vaccine!"
A picture of Keith Reid
A picture of Keith Reid

“Don’t Bale on us now. It’s time for unvaccinated people to come forward for their first dose and for those who have had their first dose to make sure they have their second.”

19/05/2021
Special clinic vaccinates those at risk of rare reaction
Nurse Cath Courts standing next to Alison Holland lying on trolley.
Nurse Cath Courts standing next to Alison Holland lying on trolley.

The once-a-week Morriston Hospital service has already given first and second doses to around 40 people.

13/05/2021
Swansea volunteers come forward for Covid vaccine trial
Colourised image of coronavirus under microscope
Colourised image of coronavirus under microscope

They were the first in Europe to sign up for the Medicago study

12/05/2021
Vaccinations inject new life into Swansea Valley Men's Shed
Belinda
Belinda

Members of Clydach’s Men’s Shed can’t speak highly enough of Swansea Bay University Health Board’s vaccination programme for helping them resume their weekly cuppa and chats

07/05/2021
Additional Pfizer vaccine slots available this weekend
Two syringes on a table next to three blue COVID viruses.
Two syringes on a table next to three blue COVID viruses.

It's in response to the latest JCVI recommendation about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

28/04/2021
Historic first NHS baby gives thanks for a lifetime of care
Aneira1
Aneira1

A Swansea grandmother who was the first baby born under the NHS more than 70 years ago has thanked its staff for still delivering an excellent service after receiving her Covid vaccinations

23/04/2021
Success for innovative vaccine pilot schemes
A uniformed Army vaccinator wearing a mask vaccinates a woman in chair, also wearing a mask.
A uniformed Army vaccinator wearing a mask vaccinates a woman in chair, also wearing a mask.

Almost 2,000 people have been vaccinated who might otherwise have missed out.

31/03/2021
Pharmacies begin giving Covid vaccines

Two Swansea pharmacies have begun giving Covid vaccinations today under a pilot scheme. A third will begin this weekend.

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