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50,000 people in Wales have received a first Covid vaccine


50,000 people across Wales have already received their first Covid vaccine, with frontline Paramedics set to get their first dose of Covid vaccine by next week, according to the first minister.

Speaking at Fridays Welsh Government briefing he confirmed that "the "ambition" is for the top priority groups in Wales to get Covid vaccines by mid-February."

It follows concerns Wales is lagging behind the rest of the UK on the number of people who have had the vaccine.

Figures released by Public Health Wales show a total of 7,874 residents in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The figures, which were correct as of 8am on 6th January show 49,428 does have been given nationally, with 49,403 being first doses and 25 second doses.


Wales started its vaccination programme with just seven vaccination centres – today that number is 22 and that will rise to 35, he confirmed.

He said "At the start of next week, 75 GP practices will be vaccinating, increasing to 100 by next Friday and 250 by the end of the month."

"There will also be 14 mobile units providing vaccinations to care homes around Wales."

On Friday, the UK Government approved the use of a third vaccine, Moderna,

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