Health Minister urges people to get vaccinated as Delta variant cases rise
As Wales sees an increase in cases of the Delta variant, people are being urged to take up their offer of a vaccine.
Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan yesterday said:
Cases of the Delta variant continue to rise in Wales, with the majority among people who have not yet had the vaccine. All adults in Wales have now had an offer of the vaccine and I would urge everyone who has to take it up. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including this new variant, and prevent serious illness.
It is also really important to have the second vaccine, which provides increased protection. In line with the JCVI advice, we are shortening the interval between first and second doses of vaccine for people with increased risk of contracting COVID-19.
So please take the opportunity for a vaccination, to help protect yourselves and your loved ones and help Wales move out of the pandemic restrictions.
In Wales we have a “no one left behind” policy and all health boards have systems in place to enable people to get an appointment if they think they have been missed or if they have changed their mind.
If you can’t attend, contact your health board to rearrange. Your vaccine offer will not expire. If you need more information please go to Welsh Government or Public Health Wales websites.
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