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70% of Welsh care home residents to have vaccine by Friday

Seventy per cent of care home residents and staff in Wales should have received the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this week, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said.

Seventy per cent of care home residents and staff in Wales should have received the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this week, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said.

Mr Gething told BBC 5Live that 70% of the over-80s in Wales should also have had their jab by the end of this week, and there has been a “significant effort” to vaccinate frontline health and social care staff.

“We’re really working through the population now we’ve got a combination of Pfizer and AstraZeneca,” Mr Gething said.

“I’m expecting later this week to publish figures giving more detail about how it’s being done but we do know that every frontline paramedic in Wales has either had a jab or been offered one.”

Mr Gething said he expected that the over-70s in Wales would be invited for their vaccinations “in the near future”.

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