Every adult in Wales offered Covid vaccine six weeks ahead of schedule


Every adult in Wales will have been offered a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by Monday, the Welsh Government has said.

Health minister Eluned Morgan announced the milestone on Sunday – six weeks ahead of schedule.

It means everyone who is eligible for a vaccine in Wales will have been offered at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Vaccination clinics across Wales are now accelerating second doses amid growing concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of the virus across the UK.

Anyone who has changed their mind about getting a vaccine is urged to make an appointment, Ms Morgan added. All health boards have systems in place to enable people to get an appointment if they think they have been missed of the list or if they have changed their mind. It is hoped that 18 to 39-year-olds will have been vaccinated with a 75% take-up rate by the end of June.