Young people line up around block for Covid-19 vaccines after health board offer – fr

Young people line up around block for Covid-19 vaccines after health board offer – fr

Young people lined up around the block for a vaccine after an offer was made for people to reserve for a shot.
People under 30 were lucky enough to book on Tuesday for a bang at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, and many seem to be seizing the opportunity.

Dozens were seen queuing outside the facility during the evening.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Council said people between the ages of 18 and 30 can book appointments online before heading to the center for a first shot in the evening.

And young people living in Gwynedd will also soon have the chance to get a shot by booking.

Under 30s queue for vaccines outside Venue Cymru in Llandudno

The board of health said: “People between the ages of 18 and 29 who live in the Dwyfor and Meirionnydd areas in Gwynedd are welcome to make an appointment for their first vaccination.

“Pfizer vaccine clinics will be held in Ysbyty Alltwen and Dolgellau to vaccinate this younger age group in May. “

They said the Ysbyty Alltwen dates would be May 14, 15 and 16, while the beatings would be given in Dolgellau on May 21.

To make an appointment, call 03000841011 or 03000841012.

Vaccines for young people

It comes after it was confirmed that some teens and people in their 20s will receive their Covid-19 jabs before some older people in North Wales.

The policy change was the result of a council recommending that those under 30 be offered an alternative coronavirus vaccine to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Immunization invitations are now issued based on vaccine availability and not just age, the health council said.

Current situation

In an update released Tuesday, the health board said 409,956 people had now received a first dose of the vaccine, with 190,112 having had a second dose.

Of those groups who are mostly waiting for shots now, 29% of 18 to 29 year olds have had a first shot, with 15% of 30 to 39 year olds and 43% of 40 to 49 year olds.

The health council also warned it saw “a growing problem” with people not showing up for immunization appointments.

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They said: ‘Vaccines are never thrown away, but every missed appointment wastes vital NHS resources and creates significant logistical challenges for our staff, who are removed from other duties to contact the following people on short notice to fill in the appointment slots.

“Although a small number of these missed appointments are the result of duplicate appointments, incorrect contact information, or late appointment letters, we know that in the vast majority of cases, it is. because people haven’t notified us that they can’t show up, or don’t want to be vaccinated. ”

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