Conservatives criticise pause to Wales’ booster vaccine campaign over Christmas and Boxing Day
The Conservatives have criticised plans to pause Wales’ Covid booster campaign on Christmas and Boxing Day.
The Welsh Government have said that booster jabs and vaccinations will not be available over the weekend but would resume on Monday, 27 December.
The UK Government has said that boosters will be available over both days in England.
Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Russell George MS, said the move in Wales “doesn’t make sense” and would be met with “much bemusement by families and businesses across Wales”.
“Our NHS staff and volunteers have gone above and beyond during the vaccine rollout campaign, and I know of many who have volunteered over the festive period and are confused by this decision,” he said.
“The people of Wales would’ve also come forward as they appreciate we are in a race against Omicron – but it seems that isn’t a mindset shared by Labour ministers now they’ve opted to impose restrictions.
“We’ve always known that vaccination, not restriction, will defeat the pandemic. This remains the case and vaccination should always be the top priority for the Labour Government – even on Boxing Day.”
In a statement, Aneurin Bevan Health Board said that they thought that even if they offered booster jabs on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, it was unlikely that many would take advantage of the opportunity.
“During the last 24 hours, we have experienced many residents not attending their allocated booster vaccination appointments and have offered last minute walk-in sessions to utilise this clinic capacity,” they said.
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i guess he will be working both days too? i think not
But of course! Do you think the Tories have parties at Christmas???
BTW **************** NADOLIG HAPUS *********** !!!
Torïaid yn llyfu penolau San Steffan eto
Of course he does, are all tories such pr*cks
Our N H S stalwarts are having a much needed rest.
Conservatives in Wales are meanwhile out in drag at their annual drag hunt
Wouldn’t mind setting hounds on some of them, whether in drag or not ! They are such a petulant miserable bunch. They really can’t cope with any favourable comparison with the xenophobic incompetent regime in London. The barrier is set so low that such positive comparisons are inevitably frequent. Let our vaxxing squads refresh for a weekend then kick off again on Monday.
Says the individual who gloatingly called for English schoolchildren to be shot on cages by Welsh farmers.
World expert on other people’s xenophobia, you, aren’t you?
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Danny, what the hell are you talking about?
You have seized on H. Davies’ flippant, throwaway remark and flogged it to death as entirely spurious evidence of “xenophobia”. In all your reincarnations you have never once said anything positive about this country, posing instead as a “voice of reason” tasked with encouraging a unionist perspective that contributes little or nothing to the debate on the future of the country.
In wales have got to stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh kick all English party’s out of wales 🏴 start fighting for children and grandchildren future in wales 🏴 it’s time for a new wales 🏴
Here they go again, moan at Labour with no offer of anything worth any time
Russell is quite right to raise this issue as I’m sure many working in the service industries- will see Boxing Day in particular as a good time to go…will be interesting to see how many go in England 🏴 over those two day ?. Russell also however needs perhaps to pick his issues with more care – rather than be seen by the public – in completion with his Leader in sending out large numbers of press releases in the ‘ silly season ‘. Holding the Welsh Government to account is a lonely and often thankless job ….as so so… Read more »
Good post again!
Wow thanks JH.
Not all get past the ‘ censor ‘ though 🤣
If the Welsh Tories love the policies in England so much why don’t they leave us in peace and go and live there.
If the vaccination centres did open on the 25th/26th of December – How would most people be able to get there if it is outside normal walking or cycling distance?
Unless, of course the trains and buses have a full service every day of the week.
I guess most would use cars as in other centres across Wales.
Been a good turn out today in England.- all helping towards community safety. I would guess more on boxing day – but we will see
We the stats are out – I rest my case .. well used and attracted many first timers also- a few lives saved possibly and a touch less stress for the nhs ..?