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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.

This information will help you find out how you will be called for vaccination if you are clinically extremely vulnerable, for example you received a letter from Welsh Government advising you to shield.

In Swansea and Neath Port Talbot GPs will deliver the vast majority of vaccinations to those who were shielding/clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV). A smaller number of this group will receive their first doses at one of our mass vaccination centres, or by special arrangement. 

Where you go will depend mainly on your age, or what GP practice you belong to. All surgeries in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot - except Dyfed Road, Neath and University practices - will be vaccinating people on their lists in the shielding/CEV group.  However, the arrangements are slightly different if you are aged 75-79.

  • Shielding/CEV adults aged up to age 74: You will be called by your GP within the next three weeks. Please be patient, as GPs are vaccinating people aged over 80 first.
  • Shielding/CEV adults aged 75-79: Because we are already vaccinating this age group as a whole in our mass vaccination centres, you may have already received an invitation this way. If this happens, you have a choice. You can attend your mass vaccination centre appointment, or if you prefer, you can cancel that one and wait for an appointment from your GP. If you want to change appointments, please let us know by contacting the number on your appointment letter. (Note: the option to switch is only available for this age group.)
  • Shielding/CEV adults who attend the Dyfed Road, Neath or University practices: These two surgeries will not be vaccinating this group of patients. We will be making special arrangements for you to receive your vaccinations, and will be in touch very soon.

Please note:

In order to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible we have different vaccination streams running in tandem. As a result, you may have non-shielding relatives or friends who are called before you. Please be assured you will be called very soon. Our target is to vaccinate all those who are shielding/CEV across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot by the middle of February.

Also, there are other people with underlying health issues who are typically offered a flu vaccine each year.  This group will not have received a letter from Welsh Government to indicate that they are shielding.  They will receive their vaccinations in the spring, after the people who are vulnerable because of their age, or because they are shielding/CEV, have been vaccinated.

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