Posted: Tue 20th Jul 2021

Major achievement as latest figures show 75% of people in Wales have had both Covid jabs for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jul 20th, 2021

Three quarters of people in Wales have now had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan has announced.

Figures released today show that after 7 months 1,925,804 people have had both vaccines and completed the course and 2,282,410 people or 90.3% of the country have had their first dose.

Wales has already met its third milestone, after offering vaccination to all eligible adults 6 weeks early and achieving 75% take-up in the under the 50s a month early.

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan: “Every vaccination gives us hope and this is a fantastic achievement in such a short space of time.”

“I’m incredibly proud and grateful to the thousands NHS staff and volunteers who have worked so hard across the country to reach this milestone.”

“I am incredibly proud that Wales has one of the best vaccination rates anywhere in the world.”

“The people of Wales have embraced our efforts to overcome this awful virus by saying yes to this life saving vaccine and I thank everyone who has taken up the offer of the vaccine.”

“The pandemic is not over yet. Vaccinations are the way out of this pandemic and the best way to protect yourselves and those around you from the virus.”

“I encourage anyone who hasn’t yet had their vaccination to come forward contact their health board and book their vaccination.”

Dr Gill Richardson, Wales’ Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Vaccines, added: “Every single dose really does count and the more infectious Delta variant needs us all to have 2 doses to optimise protection which is achieved 2-3 weeks following the second dose.”

“Every vaccine administered is a step closer to a brighter future for us all.  The vaccines are safe and effective and I urge everyone to take up their offer when it is their turn.”

All residents of North Wales aged 18+ can also book online for the vaccination centres (new slots are being added regularly), or call the COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre on 03000 840004 to book an appointment.

Alternatively, walk-ins are accepted at Deeside MVC and Catrin Finch in Wrexham, Tuesday-Sunday in July, whilst vaccine stock lasts (except for Tuesday, July 20th at Deeside).


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