The CEO of Cardiff and Vale UHB has confirmed plans to introduce Holm View Leisure Centre as a Mass Vaccination Centre at the beginning of February.
The announcement comes as Welsh Conservatives in the Vale have today questioned why a Mass Vaccination Centre was not included in a plan unveiled by the Welsh Government on Monday.
In a statement, Mr Richards said "In terms of Holm View we have a plan to introduce that as a Mass Vaccination Centre at the beginning of February and that Centre will play a part in vaccinating the public."
Mr Richard also confirmed that all of the GP practices across Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Health Board area have agreed to be part of the Mass Vaccination roll-out.
He said "We had three Practices go live last week, 16 practices went live yesterday and the remaining 41 practices will go live on Thursday, and so by the end of this week all the GP Practices across C&V will be participating - something we are incredibly proud of."
"The GP Practices have the remit in the first instance of vaccinating the Over 80's population, and then to move onto the Over 70's with a view of completing the vaccination of these high risk groups by the middle of February."
In a joint statement Andrew RT Davies (MS – Shadow Minister for Health in the Senedd), Matt Smith, the Welsh Conservative Senedd Candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan and Cllr Leighton Rowlands Welsh Conservative Senedd Candidate for Cardiff South & Penarth said “The lack of urgency from the Welsh Labour Government is very concerning, since the race against the virus is most definitely a sprint.”
“While we welcome the clarification, we need a mass vaccination centre up and running as soon as possible.”
The CEO of Cardiff and Vale UHB also confirmed that high risk groups at Care homes across the County are being prioritised, with its team vaccinating 3 Care Homes across the Cardiff and Vale area last week, with a further 25 due this week.