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Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Warn Of Mass Vaccination Centre Misinformation

 

The Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board has warned of a recent spate of misinformation regarding their Covid-19 Mass Vaccination Centres.

In a post shared on their social media, the health board asked that residents of the area refrain from calling their booking line unless they are 50 years of age or over and have not yet received a Covid-19 vaccination.

Additionally, residents should not attend a Mass Vaccination Centre unless they have an appointment for the vaccine. Cardiff and the Vale Health Board warned that those who do attend without an appointment will be turned away.

In their post on social media, the health board reassured residents of the area that they are working very hard to ensure the efficient roll-out of the vaccine, saying:

“Our teams in the booking centre and our Mass Vaccination Centres are working tirelessly to make sure we are as efficient as possible rolling our the vaccine to the priority groups. Misinformation regarding attending our Mass Vaccination Centres means our phone lines become very busy and we have longer than necessary queues at our centres.

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“We are making excellent progress with the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine and will keep you up-to-date as we progress through priority groups. Thank you for your continued co-operation.”

In Wales, the current priority groups for Coronavirus vaccination are:

  • Everyone aged 50 to 69
  • Everyone aged over 16 with an underlying health condition which puts them at increased risk of serious illness with Covid-19 – including some people with learning disabilities and with severe mental illness
  • Unpaid carers who provide care for someone who is clinically vulnerable to Covid-19

Subject to supply, the Welsh Government aims to have everyone in these groups vaccinated by the middle of this month.

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