Here are some of the key headlines this week:
- Across the UK we continue to be affected by the expected period of reduced supplies. This does mean that we are providing first doses at a slower pace than the peak we saw earlier this month, but second doses are not affected.
- Anyone aged 40 and over can use our Priority Access Form to let us know if you have not received your first dose, and our team will fast-track you to an appointment: Priority Access Forms - Powys Teaching Health Board (nhs.wales)
- Anyone aged 30-39 can join our reserve list, and there is also a secondary reserve list for people aged 18-29: Reserve Lists - Powys Teaching Health Board (nhs.wales)
- If you receive an invitation and wish to decline vaccination, or wish to cancel the appointment you have been offered and arrange a new one, then please let us know by contacting the booking hub (the telephone number is in your letter) or by using our online form: Decline or Cancel your Mass Vaccination Centre invitation - Powys Teaching Health Board (nhs.wales)
- You can find detailed information about the current position and next steps for each Priority Group on our website, including how to contact us if you are a frontline health & care worker, unpaid carer, or have underlying health conditions: COVID-19 Vaccination - Powys Teaching Health Board (nhs.wales)
- We are following the very latest guidance on AstraZeneca. There was an update in our last newsletter and we now also have a dedicated page on our website with the latest FAQs and links to more detailed information. Based on national guidance people aged 18-29 should be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca if available – so this does mean that you may see 18-29 called from the reserve list if Pfizer slots become available: Your questions about the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine - Powys Teaching Health Board (nhs.wales)
- With updated guidance now available from the JCVI on vaccination pregnancy we also have a dedicated section of our website for pregnant women: COVID-19 Vaccination, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding - Powys Teaching Health Board (nhs.wales)
- As mentioned above, second dose appointments are not affected by the change in supplies. Already nearly a third of the adult population in Powys has received their second dose. If you do not receive an invitation for a second dose appointment 11-12 weeks after your first dose then you can contact us and we will fast-track you to an appointment: Second Dose Appointments - Powys Teaching Health Board (nhs.wales)
- More than 94% of people in Priority Groups 1-9 have already received their first dose, and over 40% have double dose protection. This also means that nearly 75% of the total adult population in Powys have had their first vaccination. The graph below shows the overall uptake in the county.
Read more and find previous updates via the PTHB Website Covid Vaccination page.
The latest newsletter can be downloaded below.