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Vaccination newsletter 16th of August 2022

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Hello and welcome to the first vaccination newsletter since March.

Our focus since the last edition has been on ensuring Covid vaccinations continue, with no one left behind.

Drop-in sessions and appointments have been provided across the area via the Immbulance mobile vaccination unit, various venues and in our new clinic in Aberafan Shopping Centre.

Details of the current drop-in sessions can be found on our website.

Go to this page for the latest sessions.

We’ve also been planning the roll out of the Covid autumn booster and flu vaccinations and that is the main focus of this newsletter.

You can find out more about the campaign, which starts in September, below.

We’ll issue another newsletter when we have more information to give you.

Until then, goodbye and stay safe.


What’s happening this autumn?


The Covid autumn booster and flu vaccination campaign begins in September.

The aim is to boost the immunity of those at higher risk and those caring for the vulnerable.

This will improve protection against the severe illnesses which can be caused by these nasty respiratory viruses.

A single dose of Covid vaccine and a separate dose of flu vaccine will be offered to those who are eligible.

Some people will receive appointments shortly. Some will be sent later.

But all those eligible should be offered a Covid booster by the end of November and a flu vaccination by the end of December.

Many people will be able to have both vaccines, with the doses offered at the same appointment where possible.

Some health care workers had these vaccinations at the same time last autumn. Having one injection in each arm is safe and does not affect how the vaccines work.

With more than 30 places across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot offering vaccinations, it’s more likely that if you’re eligible you’ll receive your vaccination nearer home.

Locations will include some GP practices, around 20 pharmacies, our two Local Vaccination Centres and the Immbulance mobile vaccination clinic.

Residents in care homes and the housebound will be visited by vaccinators.

School children will receive their flu nasal spray in school.

For the Covid booster, in line with JCVI advice, eligible adults aged 18+ will initially be offered the Moderna vaccine which protects from the original Covid virus and the Omicron variant.

Those eligible under 18 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine. Both will be offered at least three months after a previous dose.

We’ll give out more detail when we have it.

We’ve listed the eligible groups below.

Covid autumn booster:

  • Residents and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • All adults aged 50 years and over
  • People aged five to 49 years in a clinical risk group, including pregnant women
  • People aged five to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • People aged 16-49 who are carers.



  • All adults aged 50 years and over
  • Staff in nursing homes and care homes with regular client contact
  • Staff providing frontline NHS/primary care services, healthcare workers with direct patient contact
  • Staff providing domiciliary care
  • People aged six months to 49 years in a clinical risk group
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Pregnant women
  • Carers
  • People with a learning disability
  • People with a severe mental illness
  • Children aged two to three years
  • Children in school from reception to Year 11 (inclusive)


Go to this page on the Welsh Government's website to read the announcement on the autumn campaign from Health Minister Eluned Morgan.


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We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.