Over 700 care home residents across Wrexham receive coronavirus vaccine
Over 700 care home residents across Wrexham have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
The figure, which equates to over 67%, was provided by Wrexham Council in its twice weekly briefing to councillors on the coronavirus situation locally.
A total of 46% of care home staff have also been vaccinated.
Plans remain in place to vaccinate in homes which have had an active outbreak as soon as that becomes possible
At the time of writing over 240,000 first dose vaccines have been administered to the first priority groups across Wales.
The Welsh Government has faced criticism this week after new, as data released by the Welsh Government revealed that just 30% of those aged 80 and over, had been vaccinated at that point.
This has left question marks over the government’s expectation that all in that category will be offered a vaccine by the end of today.
Speaking at Friday’s Welsh Government briefing First Minister Mark Drakeford said there was a lag between the data seen daily by ministers and the information made available to the public everyday.
He added that he was confident that the targets set by the Welsh Government in terms of the vaccine rollout would be met.
“The statistics that are published everyday have a lag in them,” said Mr Drakeford.
“They have to be collected formally from the health service, they have to be interrogated, they have to be quality assured and then they are published as formal figures.
“They lag a number of days behind the information that we see and track everyday as ministers. To give you an example I will have seen information that tells me that in Powys for example 16 practices are already sending letters out to people aged over 75 giving them appointments this week,
“I will have seen figures that tell me from Hwyel Dda that 46 care homes have now had vaccination complete and I will have seen a set of figures of GP practices in Ceredigion, where vaccination of the over 80s has been finished.
“Because we see that absolutely up to date, day by day data that is what gives us the confidence to know that by the end of Sunday, 70% of over 80s and people in care homes will have been offered the vaccine and the vaccine delivered.
“There will be a number of days delay before the official data fully records what has been achieved by the end of this weekend.”
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