Bridgend County Borough residents to receive vaccination information letter

Letters are being sent to all residents in Bridgend county borough with important information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

The joint letter from Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board’s Chief Executive Paul Mears and Bridgend County Borough Council Leader Huw David explains how the vaccine will be made available and how appointments will work.

Those who are most at risk of serious illness if they catch coronavirus will get the vaccine first. This includes people living in care homes, the over-80s and frontline health and care workers.

In the weeks since the first vaccine – made by Pfizer-BioNTech – became available, more than 35,000 people across Wales have received the jab.

As more supplies of the vaccines are delivered, more clinics will be set up this month. Some GP practices in the area have already received the new Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and are inviting patients to attend appointments.

Residents will be invited to have the vaccine when it’s their turn and can choose whether to have it or not. Information about the jab will be given to help people make up their mind if they have any concerns.

Everyone will get two doses of the vaccine – after having your first dose, you will be called back for your second 12 weeks later. You can read more here.

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