Here’s a report by ITV news. It was filmed at a hospital in a different part of the UK, but the message applies to everyone…no matter where they live.
Covid-19 is a lottery, and getting vaccinated can be the difference between staying safe and ending up seriously ill.
Get your old lifestyle back
More and more in the future, you might need to prove you’ve been vaccinated to travel abroad, go to events, get into venues or work in certain professions.
So if you haven’t had your jabs yet, please get sorted as soon as you can (with both doses).
You can book both your first and second dose appointments online. It’s quick and easy.
????From today, we are inviting people who will turn 18-years-of-age within the next three months to book their vaccination.
See our website for our online booking service to book your #COVID19 #vaccination at a convenient time, date and location: https://t.co/XkK7aOBs10 pic.twitter.com/gNe9c883wg
— Betsi Cadwaladr (@BetsiCadwaladr) July 21, 2021
Walk in opportunities at vaccination centres
At the moment, you can just turn up at the Catrin Finch centre (LL11 2HS) without an appointment, and – if supplies allow – staff will be able to offer you a jab.
The NHS is using pop-up clinics in North Wales. No appointment needed – just walk in and get a jab.
Keep tabs on the local health board and Wrexham Council Twitter feeds for more info.
There’ll be a pop-up clinic at Wrexham Industrial Estate (Redwither Tower) this Saturday, July 24 from 10am until 4pm, offering first and second doses.
Mobile vaccination clinics to open in Flintshire and Wrexham
Book by phone
It’s easier to book online, but if you can’t access the internet, call the Vaccination Contact Centre on 03000 840004.
Vaccination for children and young people
This week the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that children at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid should be offered the Pfizer vaccine.
This includes children aged 12 to 15 with severe neuro-disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning disabilities.
The JCVI also recommends that children and young people aged 12 to 17 who live with an immunosuppressed person should be offered the vaccine.
The local NHS health board is now looking at the best way to provide the vaccine to these young people, and will provide further info next week.
Get the latest on the vaccination rollout in North Wales from the local health board website.
Mobile testing unit in Johnstown every Monday
A mobile testing unit will open in the community of Johnstown, Wrexham to make it easier for people living and working in the area to get a Covid-19 test.
The easy-access testing facility will be offering rapid lateral flow tests at Johnstown Community Centre, every Monday starting from July 26.
Mobile testing unit in Johnstown every Monday – local residents who don’t have symptoms urged to get a test
If your child is meant to be isolating…
It’s the summer holidays, and children understandably want to be out having fun.
But no matter how tempted you might be, if your child is meant to be isolating, please keep them at home for the full isolation period.
Keep your community safe.
Symptoms? Get a test
If you have coronavirus symptoms – or you’re identified as a ‘contact’ by the Track, Trace and Protect service – make sure you self-isolate and get a test.
Read more on the Welsh Government website.
You can now get a free test if you have a wider range of symptoms.
As well as the three cardinal signs – fever, a new continuous cough or a loss/change of taste and smell – people can now get a test if they have other symptoms too.
- Flu-like symptoms which are not caused by known conditions (such as hay fever), including muscle ache or pain, excessive tiredness, persistent headache, runny nose or blocked nose, persistent sneezing, sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing.
- Generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known Covid-19 case.
- Any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test.
Read more on the local health board website.
Useful sources of information
- Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board website – vaccination updates (North Wales)
- Welsh Government website – FAQs about current restrictions in Wales