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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.
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.