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COVID vaccine news

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.

30/03/2021
Vaccine DNA rate falls – but still above average
Close up of a vial labelled Covid vaccine held between two fingers on a gloved hand.
Close up of a vial labelled Covid vaccine held between two fingers on a gloved hand.

An update on missed vaccination appointments in our MVCs.

15/03/2021
Hollywood star Michael Sheen lends his voice to vaccine video
A still image showing the structure of the coronavirus and an inset picture and tweet from Michael Sheen.
A still image showing the structure of the coronavirus and an inset picture and tweet from Michael Sheen.

Hollywood star Michael Sheen has lent his voice to a new NHS animation created to combat anti-Covid vaccine sentiment.

12/03/2021
Immbulance visits Swansea Mosque
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.

An innovative idea has been used to help address lower rates of COVID vaccination take up in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

10/03/2021
Sisters on primary care frontline call on BAME community to take up COVID-19 vaccine offer

Two sisters, who have been on the primary care frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, are calling on fellow black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community members to get vaccinated.

02/03/2021
People on dialysis get Covid vaccine in record time
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Reassurance at last after months spent living in fear

25/02/2021
First vaccines given in Immbulance
A woman sat in a chair is vaccinated in the arm by an Army medic.
A woman sat in a chair is vaccinated in the arm by an Army medic.

Sixty-six-year-old Linda Sanders today became the first person to receive an injection in a new vaccination clinic on wheels.

04/02/2021
Novel idea will boost vaccine access

A new chapter is being written in the story of the fight back against Covid with the conversion of a former mobile library into a vaccination clinic on wheels.

29/01/2021
We're half way there – 44,480 vaccinated
Image shows a man wearing a face mask holding up his vaccination card.
Image shows a man wearing a face mask holding up his vaccination card.

Half of those most at risk of dying from Covid in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have received their first dose of the vaccine.

28/01/2021
Covid-19 vaccination details for people who have been shielding
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.

We now have details of how people who have been shielding/clinically extremely vulnerable will get their Covid-19 vaccinations.

28/01/2021
Why we're vaccinating more than one group at the same time
A woman, seated, receives a vaccination in the arm from a nurse.
A woman, seated, receives a vaccination in the arm from a nurse.

An overview of our vaccination programme and why we're running vaccination streams in tandem

21/01/2021
People in their late 70s prioritised at new Mass Vaccination Centre in Gorseinon
Image shows 10 people sat on chairs in a room.
Image shows 10 people sat on chairs in a room.

A new Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) has opened in Swansea to increase the number of people being protected.

 

15/01/2021
Singing the praises of Covid vaccinations
Richard Little receives the Covid vaccination
Richard Little receives the Covid vaccination

Care home residents have celebrated getting their Covid vaccinations with a sherry and a sing song.

13/01/2021
Vaccine roll out is ramping up
Dr Chris Johns with patient
Dr Chris Johns with patient

Almost 14,000 people in the Swansea Bay area have now received a Covid vaccination.

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