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In Wales 75% of people have received both doses of Covid-19 jab

16 Jul 2021 2 minutes Read
Nefyn’s Ty Doctor surgery worked with Botwnnog’s Rhydbach and Pwllheli\’s Treflan practices to deliver doses of the Pfeizer vaccine. Picture by Dr. Eilir Hughes.

Three quarters of people in Wales have now had both doses of the Covid-19 jab, the Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan has announced.

The latest figures released today show that after seven months 1,892,082 people have had both vaccines and completed the course and 2,279,139 people or 90.3% of the country have had their first dose.

Wales has already met its third milestone, after offering vaccination to all eligible adults six weeks early, and achieving 75% take up in the under 50s a month early.

Eluned Morgan said: “Every vaccination gives us hope and this is a fantastic achievement in such a short space of time. I’m incredibly proud and grateful to the thousands NHS staff and volunteers who have worked so hard across the country to reach this milestone.

“I am incredibly proud that Wales has one of the best vaccination rates anywhere in the world. The people of Wales have embraced our efforts to overcome this awful virus by saying yes to this life saving vaccine and I thank everyone who has taken up the offer of the vaccine.

“The pandemic is not over yet. Vaccinations are the way out of this pandemic and the best way to protect yourselves and those around you from the virus. I encourage anyone who hasn’t yet had their vaccination to come forward contact their health board and book their vaccination.”

‘Major’ 

Dr Gill Richardson, Wales’ Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Vaccines, added: “Today’s figures show Wales has achieved yet another major achievement in our efforts to vaccinate as many people as quickly and safely as possible.

“All of this has been achieved through the fantastic efforts of our vaccination programme, healthcare staff and the public. Every single dose really does count and the more infectious Delta variant needs us all to have 2 doses to optimise protection which is achieved 2-3 weeks following the second dose.

Every vaccine administered is a step closer to a brighter future for us all. The vaccines are safe and effective and I urge everyone to take up their offer when it is their turn.”

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Neil Anderson
Neil Anderson
3 months ago

Never has a hard border with England been more necessary!

Congratulations and thank you to all our NHS and care staff for their extraordinary efforts with the vaccination programme (not to mention the exemplary treatment and care of those who have contracted Covid).

The people of Cymru have acted cooperatively and maturely – together Cymru can do it!

defaid
defaid
3 months ago
Reply to  Neil Anderson

And armed forces, cadets, fire brigade and possibly some good old ornery volunteers at my MVC. I think they’re all wonderful.

Mark Archer
Mark Archer
3 months ago
Reply to  Neil Anderson

“1,892,082 people have had both vaccine” – is in the text.

That isn’t 75% of the population.

You forget that these articles are here to rile up the same handful of people.

And while we are on, why does that warrant a hard border with England?

They have fully vaccinated 29.7 million people with a far more diverse population.

And they developed a vaccine. I missed the Welsh vaccine when I went. Is it any good?

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark Archer

My, you are just stomping around looking for parades to p155 on aren’t you?
The article is factual. Cymru has persistently performed better than England over the virus (despite being CONSTANTLY and wilfully undermined from Westminster and its hateful minions like … er … you.

There is no ENGLISH vaccine either. Astra Zeneca is a multinational corporation owned by Swedish and English private citizens.

But wave your teatowel furiously if it makes you feel better.

Ma Karcher
Ma Karcher
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Right.

The headlines says “75% of Welsh people had both vaccines”.

The text gives figures that prove the headline not to be true.

Now I appreciate that “IfanBach” needs numpties to hit the clickbait.

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  Ma Karcher

You’re reeking of desperation now Mark. Quite the feat across a medium with no olfactory presence. The 75% figure is correct. You simply don’t understand what this refers to specifically. But you are clearly here just to p155 On everything Cymru and Cymry. I don’t know what we did to offend you and frankly don’t care. But you’re fun to bicker with. Passes the time on a boring Saturday. But given that most of the civilised world sees England becoming a pariah after stupid “freedom day”. We need to consider a hard border with England, especially since Sajid Javid catching… Read more »

Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

The vaccine got a lot more EU money to develop than the Westminster government cares to admit as well: “AstraZeneca was allocated €336 million in public EU funding to help the development and production of its vaccine in collaboration with Oxford University” (British factories should make up AstraZeneca vaccine supply, EU says (irishtimes.com))

Hannergylch
Hannergylch
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark Archer

For your last paragraph, allow me to introduce you to scientific literature searches. Go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc and paste the following blurb into the search box: (“lipid nanoparticles”[ALL FIELDS]) AND (“Swansea”[Affiliation] OR “Cardiff”[Affiliation] OR “Aberystwyth”[AFFILIATION] OR “Bangor”[AFFILIATION]) Look closely the the text above, you’ll see that it’s crafted to pull out scientific papers that (i) have at least one author based in Wales, and (ii) have the phrase “lipid nanoparticles” in their title, keywords or abstract. Why “lipid nanoparticles”? Because that’s what Pfizer and Moderna are using to get their mRNAs into the cells of people who are jabbed with their… Read more »

Ma Karcher
Ma Karcher
3 months ago
Reply to  Hannergylch

All very clever, but they had me on Oxford Astra Zeneca.

You lot juicing up on Saes pharma!

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  Hannergylch

You have cast pearls before swine there. Mark will not read it. He couldn’t understand it if he did.. don’t waste your valuable time trying to educate gammon

Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark Archer

So Wales has run its vaccination programme better than England, get over it.

j humphrys
j humphrys
3 months ago

Very impressive.

David
David
3 months ago

2nd dose uptake 40-49 yrs = 66.6%, 30-39 yrs = 41.7%, 18-29 yrs = 21.2%.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
3 months ago

Da iawn a diolch Llywodraeth Gymru. Well done and thank you Welsh Government. Gwaith anhygoel. Amazing work.

George
George
3 months ago

There is some disparity between regions within Wales which we’ll need to speak about soon. Monmouthshire, Powys and Vale of Glamorgan all have 75% plus of total adults vaccinated whereas Ceredigion, Cardiff and Newport under 65% according to LloydCymru’s stats. It may be that Cardiff and Newport have more young people who are waiting for second appointment and it could be that greater caution/resistance is seen in different ethnicities – a suggestion based on what is happening in England – with Cardiff/Newport more multi-cultural areas. Might also be that Ceredigion is our region most similar to New Zealand/Australia where effective… Read more »

Michael Haggett
3 months ago

Mark Archer is right about the maths. Although the article doesn’t say so, the percentages are most likely for the ADULT population.

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

Are they planning on vaccinating children? If not 75% is correct

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