COVID-19 - Vaccinations

Working alongside Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB, we believe we have now offered a vaccine appointment to everyone aged 50 and over and everyone who is in priority groups 1-9.

Here at Bron Y Garn Surgery we will now be focussing on giving second doses to those of you who received your first dose from us.

We will be in touch to offer you your second dose appointment.

If you are in priority groups 1-9 and have yet to have an appointment offer, then you need to contact Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB urgently.

There is a form on their website for groups 1-9 to complete.  Please fill in your details and the Health Board will contact you with an appointment.  Click on this link to access the form.

The Health Board is also operating a reserve list for its community vaccination centres (CVCs) for people 35 and over (35-49).  You can join the list by clicking on this link

If you have an appointment at one of the CVCs and do not wish to be vaccinated or cannot make your appointment, then please fill in the cancellation/rebooking form.  Click here to cancel or request your appointment is rescheduled.

Thank you and thank you for coming forward for your vaccinations.  As of April 15, 2021, 60% of people living in Cwm Taf Morgannwg have had their first dose with more than 300,000 vaccines (first and second doses) given.  Primary care has played a huge part in the vaccination programme having given 135,000 first and second doses.

If you have any questions on the vaccination programme, please head to CTM UHB’s website for their frequently asked questions (FAQs).  These include links to Public Health Wales’ website to answer questions around vaccine eligibility and safety.  You will also find the contact details of CTM UHB’s vaccination advice line if you cannot find the answer to your question in the FAQs.  Click here to access the FAQs: COVID-19 Vaccine Information - Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Thank you.

 

Vaccine Priority Groups

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individual
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over
 

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

How many doses of the vaccine will be required and when?

You are required to have two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 12 weeks apart.  You will be given the date that your second dose is due during your first appointment.

 

I have had my flu vaccine, do I need the COVID-19 vaccine as well?

The flu vaccine does not protect you from COVID-19. As you are eligible for both vaccines you should have them both, but normally separated by at least a week.

 

Will the COVID-19 vaccine protect me from flu? 

No, the COVID-19 vaccine will not protect you against the flu. If you have been offered a flu vaccine, please try to have this as soon as possible to help protect you, your family and patients from flu this winter. Please contact the surgery to book your flu jab if you are eligible and wish to have it.

 

Do people who have already had COVID-19 get vaccinated?

Yes, they should get vaccinated. There is no evidence of any safety concerns from vaccinating individuals with a past history of COVID-19 infection, or with detectable COVID-19 antibody, so people who have had COVID-19 disease (whether confirmed or suspected) can still receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is their time to do so.

Published: Apr 22, 2021