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COVID vaccine news

31/03/21
Pharmacies begin giving Covid vaccines

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

30/03/21
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.

15/03/21
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.

12/03/21
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.

10/03/21
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.

02/03/21
People on dialysis get Covid vaccine in record time
Cyril Phillips with
renal pharmacist Lee White
Cyril Phillips with
renal pharmacist Lee White

Reassurance at last after months spent living in fear

25/02/21
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.

04/02/21
Novel idea will boost vaccine access

A new chapter is being written in the story of the fight back against Covid with the conversion of a former mobile library into a vaccination clinic on wheels.

29/01/21
We're half way there – 44,480 vaccinated
Image shows a man wearing a face mask holding up his vaccination card.
Image shows a man wearing a face mask holding up his vaccination card.

Half of those most at risk of dying from Covid in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have received their first dose of the vaccine.

28/01/21
Covid-19 vaccination details for people who have been shielding
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.

We now have details of how people who have been shielding/clinically extremely vulnerable will get their Covid-19 vaccinations.

28/01/21
Why we're vaccinating more than one group at the same time
A woman, seated, receives a vaccination in the arm from a nurse.
A woman, seated, receives a vaccination in the arm from a nurse.

An overview of our vaccination programme and why we're running vaccination streams in tandem

21/01/21
People in their late 70s prioritised at new Mass Vaccination Centre in Gorseinon
Image shows 10 people sat on chairs in a room.
Image shows 10 people sat on chairs in a room.

A new Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) has opened in Swansea to increase the number of people being protected.

 

15/01/21
Singing the praises of Covid vaccinations
Richard Little receives the Covid vaccination
Richard Little receives the Covid vaccination

Care home residents have celebrated getting their Covid vaccinations with a sherry and a sing song.

13/01/21
Vaccine roll out is ramping up
Dr Chris Johns with patient
Dr Chris Johns with patient

Almost 14,000 people in the Swansea Bay area have now received a Covid vaccination.

11/01/21
500 plus vaccinations per day on the way at Margam Orangery Mass Vaccination Centre
A woman, seated, receives a vaccination in the arm from a nurse.
A woman, seated, receives a vaccination in the arm from a nurse.

The Swansea Bay Covid-19 vaccination programme received a major boost this week when The Margam Orangery Mass Vaccination Centre in Margam Park opened its doors.

09/01/21
GP Covid-19 vaccination clinics have started
A picture of a patient being vaccinated
A picture of a patient being vaccinated

The GP Covid-19 vaccination programme for over 80s has started! It kicked off today at Killay Medical Centre with 100 patients booked in for their first dose at a special Saturday clinic.

06/01/21
Covid-19 vaccination programme now well underway in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot
Dr Mark Goodwin
Dr Mark Goodwin

An update on the Swansea Bay Covid-19 vaccination programme.

08/12/20
COVID-19 vaccination roll-out starts
An image of a nurse preparing the vaccine
An image of a nurse preparing the vaccine

Frontline staff at Morriston Hospital first to receive the vaccine

16/11/20
Covid-19 vaccine progress welcome - but keep on keeping safe
A picture of Keith Reid
A picture of Keith Reid

The prospect of new vaccines coming on line soon to combat Covid-19 is a very welcome light at the end of this pandemic tunnel – but we still need to take precautions to protect ourselves and others.

12/11/20
Could you join our Covid vaccination team?
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.

Calling recently retired or soon-to-retire clinical registrants.

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