Appointment letters for second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are now landing on doormats across Cwm Taf Morgannwg.
When the Health Board’s six community vaccination centres (CVCs) open on March 1, they will begin by administering dose two for health and social care workers and people aged 70 to 74.
The majority of people will find their second appointments are earlier than any previous date given and should stick to their new date, time and venue.
It could be you will go to a new CVC this time because one has opened nearer to your home, or you had your first dose at Abercynon CVC, which is not re-opening.
The six community vaccination centres in Cwm Taf Morgannwg are Bridgend, Maesteg, Llantrisant, Ystrad, Mountain Ash and Merthyr. A seventh is opening in Aberfan at the end of March.
The Health Board is reminding people to bring their appointment letter with them, their vaccination card and ID. It is essential that you bring a suitable form of ID with you. Accepted forms of identification are clearly stated on the appointment letter.
If there is no way you can make your appointment then please contact the Health Board on the number given on your letter to re-book and to free up your appointment for someone else. The same number applies if there is no way you can get to a CVC.
When the CVCs have finished second doses, they will begin inviting priority groups 7, 8 and 9 for their first doses.
GPs are contacting groups 5 and 6 for them to have their vaccines at their own surgery. There is no need for you to contact your GP practice, as they are working through their patient lists as quickly and as safely as possible and will be in touch with you.
CTM UHB’s frontline staff are receiving their second doses in the hospital vaccination centres, and the Health Board’s mobile vaccination teams are revisiting care homes for older adults across Cwm Taf Morgannwg offering residents and staff second doses.