Vaccination Update

Guest Article – Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

It’s now really quick and easy to book a first or second dose of the Covid vaccine at a convenient date, time and location using the online booking service.

There are clinics available in locations across North Wales and new  appointments are being added on a regular basis.

Short notice vaccination drop in sessions are also being held in order to increase flexibility to avoid any vaccine wastage.

Make sure you know about changes to Covid-19 restrictions in Wales

If you’ve not yet had your first dose please don’t wait for an appointment letter to arrive in the post – book your appointment online as soon as possible.

Owing to the threat posed by the delta variant, the second dose interval for the Pfizer vaccine has been brought forward to eight weeks.

This means that anyone who has had a first dose of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine can now book their second dose appointment for the same brand vaccine, once eight weeks have passed since their first dose.

Advice for those unable to access the internet

If you cannot access the internet to book online, please phone the Covid-19 Vaccination Contact Centre on 03000 840004. The lines can be very busy, so please be patient.

Worried about having the vaccine?

If you have any concerns about receiving the vaccine, please book and attend your appointment, staff will then be able to take the time to discuss them with you, before you decide whether to go ahead.

It’s important that you make an informed decision about whether to be vaccinated, based on the latest information from trusted sources. The Public Health Wales website is a great place to start.

Advice for those living in North Wales but registered with a GP in England

If you live in North Wales and are registered with a GP in England you can receive your Covid-19 vaccine at any of the clinics bookable on the online booking service which has been updated to reflect this.

This is especially relevant to people living in border towns and villages in Flintshire and Wrexham.

😷 Restrictions in Wales are gradually easing. Make sure you understand what you can and can’t do 👈