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19/07/2021
Drive-through pilot sees more than 130 people getting second COVID-19 vaccine dose
A folding sign marks lane one of the drive-through session set up at Margam Park
A folding sign marks lane one of the drive-through session set up at Margam Park

A drive-through pilot project has seen 135 people get their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination from the comfort of their own vehicles in Swansea Bay.

15/07/2021
Young adults warned of long Covid risk if they do not get vaccinated
A young woman suffering with fatigue holds her head in her hands as she sits next to a sofa.
A young woman suffering with fatigue holds her head in her hands as she sits next to a sofa.

Getting two doses of Covid-19 vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself against Covid-19 - and experiencing symptoms long term (known as long Covid).

12/07/2021
Half-a-million dose milestone hit
Collage of various staff holding up white board with single word on board.
Collage of various staff holding up white board with single word on board.

As of Monday afternoon July 12th, 2021, 500,871 doses of Covid vaccine – first and second doses - have been given to eligible people living in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

05/07/2021
Local NHS worker who lost friends to Covid supports vaccination campaign
Picture of Grace holding a sign
Picture of Grace holding a sign

A Singleton Hospital worker has enlisted the help of her colleagues to tell people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities about the importance of taking the Covid-19 vaccination.

01/07/2021
Covid vaccine booster programme
A health care worker wearing a mask and gloves fills a syringe with Covid vaccine.
A health care worker wearing a mask and gloves fills a syringe with Covid vaccine.

Reaction to the interim advice from the JCVI on the autumn booster programme.

30/06/2021
Surgeries thanked for injecting impetus into vaccination programme
CMG team
CMG team

Our resilient and dedicated GP surgeries have been thanked for helping deliver Swansea Bay University Health Board’s successful vaccination programme

22/06/2021
"Don't Bale on us now – get your vaccine!"
A picture of Keith Reid
A picture of Keith Reid

“Don’t Bale on us now. It’s time for unvaccinated people to come forward for their first dose and for those who have had their first dose to make sure they have their second.”

19/05/2021
Special clinic vaccinates those at risk of rare reaction
Nurse Cath Courts standing next to Alison Holland lying on trolley.
Nurse Cath Courts standing next to Alison Holland lying on trolley.

The once-a-week Morriston Hospital service has already given first and second doses to around 40 people.

13/05/2021
Swansea volunteers come forward for Covid vaccine trial
Colourised image of coronavirus under microscope
Colourised image of coronavirus under microscope

They were the first in Europe to sign up for the Medicago study

12/05/2021
Vaccinations inject new life into Swansea Valley Men's Shed
Belinda
Belinda

Members of Clydach’s Men’s Shed can’t speak highly enough of Swansea Bay University Health Board’s vaccination programme for helping them resume their weekly cuppa and chats

07/05/2021
Additional Pfizer vaccine slots available this weekend
Two syringes on a table next to three blue COVID viruses.
Two syringes on a table next to three blue COVID viruses.

It's in response to the latest JCVI recommendation about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

28/04/2021
Historic first NHS baby gives thanks for a lifetime of care
Aneira1
Aneira1

A Swansea grandmother who was the first baby born under the NHS more than 70 years ago has thanked its staff for still delivering an excellent service after receiving her Covid vaccinations

23/04/2021
Success for innovative vaccine pilot schemes
A uniformed Army vaccinator wearing a mask vaccinates a woman in chair, also wearing a mask.
A uniformed Army vaccinator wearing a mask vaccinates a woman in chair, also wearing a mask.

Almost 2,000 people have been vaccinated who might otherwise have missed out.

31/03/2021
Pharmacies begin giving Covid vaccines

Two Swansea pharmacies have begun giving Covid vaccinations today under a pilot scheme. A third will begin this weekend.

30/03/2021
Vaccine DNA rate falls – but still above average
Close up of a vial labelled Covid vaccine held between two fingers on a gloved hand.
Close up of a vial labelled Covid vaccine held between two fingers on a gloved hand.

An update on missed vaccination appointments in our MVCs.

15/03/2021
Hollywood star Michael Sheen lends his voice to vaccine video
A still image showing the structure of the coronavirus and an inset picture and tweet from Michael Sheen.
A still image showing the structure of the coronavirus and an inset picture and tweet from Michael Sheen.

Hollywood star Michael Sheen has lent his voice to a new NHS animation created to combat anti-Covid vaccine sentiment.

12/03/2021
Immbulance visits Swansea Mosque
A uniformed Army vaccinator wearing a mask vaccinates a woman in chair, also wearing a mask.
A uniformed Army vaccinator wearing a mask vaccinates a woman in chair, also wearing a mask.

An innovative idea has been used to help address lower rates of COVID vaccination take up in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

10/03/2021
Sisters on primary care frontline call on BAME community to take up COVID-19 vaccine offer

Two sisters, who have been on the primary care frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, are calling on fellow black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community members to get vaccinated.

02/03/2021
People on dialysis get Covid vaccine in record time
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Reassurance at last after months spent living in fear

25/02/2021
First vaccines given in Immbulance
A woman sat in a chair is vaccinated in the arm by an Army medic.
A woman sat in a chair is vaccinated in the arm by an Army medic.

Sixty-six-year-old Linda Sanders today became the first person to receive an injection in a new vaccination clinic on wheels.

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