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Hundreds climb on board the Immbulance to get their Covid-19 vaccination

Swansea Bay UHB's mobile vaccination unit the Immbulance is parked in a field at Singleton Park.

Above: The Immbulance at the Catfish and the Bottlemen concert, in Singleton Park.

More than 200 people visited Swansea Bay University Health Board’s mobile vaccination unit, ‘The Immbulance’, last week, to get a Covid-19 vaccination.

As part of the vaccination team’s ‘end of summer’ tour, the Immbulance parked up at popular locations across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Along with beachfront spots such as Bay View car park in Aberavon and The Secret bar and café on Mumbles Road in Swansea, the team also headed to Pontardawe, Morriston and the Phoenix Centre in Townhill. They stopped near Castle Square in Swansea too during the week-long timetable of drop-in sessions.

The tour culminated in a visit to the Catfish and the Bottlemen gig held at Singleton Park, Swansea on Saturday evening.

“Our Immbulance drop-in sessions are an easy and straightforward way to get your first dose of Covid-19 vaccine,” James Ruggiero, project manager and assistant head of operations, said.

“You don’t need an appointment, you can just stop by at the best time and place for you.

“We encourage everyone who hasn’t had their Covid-19 vaccine yet to visit the Immbulance or go to a Mass Vaccination Centre drop-in session.”

Following the success of last week’s Immbulance sessions, more stops have been added to the timetable for this week (week beginning 6 September 2021).

The Immbulance team will be offering first dose Pfizer vaccines at the dates, times and locations listed below. Only adults age 16+ are currently able to receive a Covid-19 vaccination on the Immbulance:

  • Wednesday, September 8th - Penlan club, Mynydd Newydd Playing Fields Heol Gwyrosydd, Swansea SA5 7BS; Time: 9AM – 4PM
  • Friday, September 10th - Asda Ystalyfera, Glanyrafon Road, Godrergraig, Swansea SA9 2DE; Time: 9AM – 4PM
  • Saturday, September 11th - Swansea bus station, Plymouth Street entrance (near Wilko); Time: 9AM – 4PM

First and second dose Covid-19 vaccination drop-in sessions are also being held at Swansea Bay UHB’s Bay Field Hospital Mass Vaccination Centre this week.

Pfizer first dose drop-in sessions, for ages 16+:

  • Thursday, September 9th; Time: 1pm - 7.30pm
  • Friday, September 10th; Time: 1pm - 7.30pm
  • Saturday, September 11th; Time: 9am - 7.40pm
  • Sunday, September 12th; Time: 10am - 6pm

Pfizer second dose drop-in sessions, for ages 18+:

  • Thursday, September 9th; Time: 1pm - 7.30pm
  • Friday, September 10th; Time: 1pm - 7.30pm
  • Saturday, September 11th; Time: 9am - 7.40pm

Go to this page for more information on how to attend a drop-in session.

Please note, at least eight weeks must have passed since your first dose to be eligible for a second dose.

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