Wrexham residents urged to take up Covid-19 booster offer
People in Wrexham are being urged to take up the offer of receiving the Covid-19 autumn booster vaccine.
Anyone eligible for the booster can now walk in to one of the region’s vaccination centres to increase their protection against the virus this winter.
Drop-in vaccinations are available at community vaccination clinics from today (Thursday December 7).
Locations, dates and times of clinics are available on the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board website.
Eligible groups include people aged 65 and over, anyone with a long-term health condition, and people who live with or care for someone who is more vulnerable to Covid-19. A full list is available here.
Health and care staff will also be offered a flu vaccine when they drop in to a clinic.
If you have already received a letter with details of your booster appointment, you can stick to the date and time on your letter or choose to drop into a vaccination centre at an earlier date.
If you choose to drop in, there is no need to contact the health board to cancel your appointment.
Officials are asking people who do drop in to be patient – you may face a short wait at busier times. Please be prepared to help teams by waiting for a slot to become available.
A health board spokesperson said: “Our teams have so far delivered more than 140,000 Covid-19 autumn booster vaccines to many of the most vulnerable people in North Wales.
“We would like to thank people in North Wales for coming forward in such large numbers.
“We continue to urge everyone eligible for the Covid-19 autumn booster and flu vaccine to take up the offer of vaccination.
“The vaccines help to protect people who are more vulnerable to these potentially serious viruses.
“They reduce the chances of you catching Covid-19 or flu, and will reduce the likely severity of your symptoms if you do.
“They also help to protect the wider community from outbreaks, and reduce the pressure on local NHS services during the busiest time of the year.
“Getting vaccinated now will boost your protection in time for Christmas – helping you and your family to enjoy the festive season with the best possible protection against winter viruses.”
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