Get vaxed to live life to the max.

If you haven’t got round to getting vaccinated yet, please get sorted as soon as you can (with both doses).

Coronavirus will probably be with us forever, and vaccinating as many people as possible – so fewer people become ill – is the only way we can learn to live with it.

And even though things feel more ‘normal’ than they did a few months ago, things will never go back to the old ‘normal’ and being vaccinated will be important in lots of ways.

You might need to be vaccinated to travel to certain places, go to certain events, get into certain venues, or maybe even work in certain professions.

It could be the difference between going where you want and doing what you want… and leading a more restricted life.

Don’t hang about. Please get fully vaccinated asap.

How to get your jabs

If you haven’t had both doses yet, there are lots of ways to get sorted (you don’t have to wait until you’re invited).

Pop-up clinics

The NHS is using pop-up clinics in North Wales. No appointment needed – just walk in and get a jab.

They’re usually arranged at short notice and promoted on social media (keep tabs on the local health board and Wrexham Council Twitter feeds).

👇👇👇 UPDATE 👇👇👇

There’ll be a pop-up clinic at Victoria Primary School in Wrexham this Sunday (July 11) from 12pm until 5pm, offering first doses for people aged 18+.

Book in advance or just turn up (walk-in appointments available while stocks last).

Book online

You can now book both your first and second dose appointments online.

Thousands of new slots are being added all the time, so keep checking.

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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.

The lines can be very busy, so please be patient.

Walk in opportunities at vaccination centres

At the moment, you can 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.

You can also turn up at Plas Madoc (LL14 3HL) most early evenings, subject to supplies.

Long-Covid in younger people

There’s concern that many younger people are underestimating the risk of developing ‘long-Covid.’

Nearly one in five 25-34 year olds (18.2 per cent) had long-Covid symptoms like tiredness, muscle pain and difficulty concentrating 12 weeks after infection – the highest for any age group, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics.

The vaccine can protect you against potential serious illness and the debilitating side effects of long-Covid.

We’ve all missed out on so much over the past 16 months. Don’t let a refusal to take up the vaccine jeopardise your chances of getting back to enjoying a more normal life.

Vaccination update

Read the latest on the vaccination rollout in North Wales on the local NHS health board website.

Vaccination info in other languages

If you know someone who doesn’t use Welsh or English as their main language, the following letters might help.

They contain info about how to book a vaccination appointment. Please download and share with someone who might benefit.

Pharmacies to provide lateral flow tests

If you don’t have symptoms but need to check if you’re asymptomatic, then you might be able to get a ‘lateral flow test’ from your local pharmacy.

Read more…

Pharmacies to provide LFD tests

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.

Wider symptoms

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.

These are:

  • 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

Booking a Covid-19 vaccine appointment is now easier than ever.

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