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Face masks and social distancing: Due to the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities, we strongly encourage healthcare staff and visitors to wear a face covering in all of our settings, particularly in clinical areas and those with high footfall. Please exercise a common-sense approach and personal responsibility to help us reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, workforce and services. In addition to wearing a face covering, it is important to continue to maintain social distancing where possible. Thank you for your continued support and co-operation at this time. We continue to regularly review our advice based on prevalence in our communities and our hospitals.

1. Who gets the third dose and where will it be given?

Children aged 12 years and over and adults whose immune systems are weakened, which means they are less able to fight off infection, will be invited to attend a Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) for their third primary dose.

This is on top of the two you will have already received.

Go to this page for details of how to get to our MVCs.

Your immune system might be weakened as a result of an underlying health condition or disease such as:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Poorly controlled HIV
  • A genetic disorder.

Some medical treatments can also weaken your immune system. These include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radical radiotherapy
  • Drugs given following organ, bone marrow or stem cell transplant
  • Treatment for MS
  • Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Treatment for Crohn's disease
  • Systemic steroid use

The health board will identify those who are immunosuppressed and send an invite for vaccination at a Mass Vaccination Centre.

You DO NOT need to contact the health board or your GP to ask for an appointment.

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