COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The news of a COVID-19 vaccine provided much needed hope at the end of a year that has been dominated by the pandemic.

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, please visit the Public Health Wales COVID-19 Vaccination Information pages

As the vaccine rolls out across the nation, the Public Health Wales pages are being constantly updated.

Please do not contact your GP surgery. This is incredibly important at this time. All patients will be contacted at the appropriate time and called for their vaccinations, either by the GP surgery or by a local mass vaccination centre.

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are safe, so whichever one you receive will be beneficial. However, patients are not able to choose which vaccine they have.

You may be aware of recent headlines stating that some countries have paused the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board have recently put out the following statement:

“We encourage everyone, whatever their background, social demographic and ethnicity, to have the vaccine when they are offered it”.

“Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the regulatory body, has said that it has not been confirmed that the reports of blood clots were caused by the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. It has said that given the large numbers of doses administered, and the frequency at which blood clots can occur naturally, the evidence available does not suggest the vaccine is the cause”. 

“People’s safety will always come first. We continually monitor vaccine safety and we are keeping this issue under close review, but evidence currently available does not confirm this vaccine is causing blood clots. People should still go and get their vaccine when asked to do so.”