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Wales continues ahead of schedule to vaccinate top priority groups with another big daily increase

23 Jan 2021 2 minute read
Covid-19 vaccine

Wales remains ahead schedule to vaccinate the top four most at-risk groups in the country, with 28,230 first vaccines administrated yesterday.

An average of 20,825 vaccinations need to be given out every day by mid-February to hit the Welsh Government’s target for vaccinating the top priority groups.

7.63% of Wales’ population has now been vaccinated, including 32.49% of the top four priority groups.

Wales pulled ahead of its mid-February targets on Thursday when 21,882 vaccinations were given out.

It’s a big increase on earlier in the month when Wales was averaging fewer than 10,000 a day and had fallen behind Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.

Yesterday, Wales pulled ahead of Scotland into third place for the number of vaccines administered.

The top four priority groups are:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  • all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

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