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Vaccine in Powys on track for 50,000 doses

The Powys COVID-19 vaccination programme will today reach 50,000 doses.

The Powys COVID-19 vaccination programme will today reach 50,000 doses.

At the time of writing 47,000 people have had their first dose, and 2,450 people have had their second dose.

Nearly 50,000 vaccination doses have been delivered in Powys according to Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB).

Last week the main focus for the vaccination programme included:

· Continuing the first dose vaccinations for people aged 65-69. Over two thirds of people in this group have now received their vaccination. The final invitations to people in this group will land on doormats next week.

· Beginning the invitations for adults with underlying health conditions. Around a quarter of people in this group have received their first dose vaccination.

·       Delivering the second dose vaccination for people who received their first dose during December. This is in line with UK guidance that people should receive their second dose vaccination with 12 weeks of their first dose.

65 to 69 year olds urged to look out for invitation letters

The final invitations to people in Priority Group 5 (aged 65 to 69) will shortly be in the post. This means that from the end of next week, PTHB are asking that anyone in this group who has not yet received their invitation to contact them so that they can offer you a priority appointment.

Given the changes in UK vaccine supply, PTHB are also closing the reserve list for the time being.

Powys’ rate of vaccination per head is the highest in Wales.

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