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Long COVID - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (nhs.wales)

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/long-term-effects-of-coronavirus-long-covid/

Long COVID Self-Management Programme (EPP) Education Programmes for Patients (EPP) - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (nhs.wales)Patients can access this before being seen by the Long COVID Service, there is no need for them to have an assessment prior.


Covid Vaccination Updates


11th November 2021

Covid Booster Jabs

BCUHB have now administered a booster jab to 120,516 people.
This represents 33.7 per cent of those who will become eligible over the course of the programme.
Booster jabs are being given at a rate of around 3,000 per day and they remain committed to inviting 90 per cent of those eligible by mid-December.
Booster appointments are being sent by post in chronological order at least six months after the date the second dose was given, not necessarily from the oldest to the youngest.
Six months is simply the minimum qualifying gap between the second dose and the booster. If it has been more than six months since your second dose, you are not ‘overdue’ and there is no need to contact the health board or your GP Practice as you will be automatically invited as soon as it is your turn.
Drop in clinics for those aged 12-15
An up-to-date list of drop in clinics to allow those aged 12-15 to receive a first dose is available here https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/.../covid-19-drop-in-clinics-for...
First and second doses
It’s not too late to come forward for a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s also vitally important that those who have had their first dose receive their second, eight weeks later, in order to receive the very best protection. First and second doses can only be booked through the COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre telephone number: 03000 840004.
The lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm and Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 2pm. Lines can be very busy, so please be patient.

13th October 2021

Please note that this practice will NOT be delivering any part of the COVID booster vaccination programme. The COVID booster programme is being planned and organised by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board

Booster vaccines help to maintain protection for longer, helping those who are most vulnerable, ahead of the winter months to come. 

People with underlying health conditions and adult carers, who were previously in Phase 1 priority groups 1 to 9, will also be invited to attend in due course. There is no need to contact the Health Board at this stage as everyone eligible will be contacted directly as we move through the programme.

These eligible individuals will be invited by letter and telephone to receive their booster vaccines at one of their Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs) in the order they received their first and second doses.

The Health Board will be contacting all individuals directly who are eligible for a booster directly, so please wait to be contacted.

If you would like further information please visit the  BCUHB website

REMINDER: DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY AS WE WILL BE UNABLE TO HELP WITH YOUR ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE BOOSTER PROGRAMME.

8th October 2021

First and second doses

Those aged 16+ who wish to have a first dose and those aged 17yrs 9 months who are due a second dose, eight weeks after their first, can drop in to any of the walk in clinics without an appointment. Alternatively please contact our COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre on 03000 840004 to book an appointment. The lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm and Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 2pm.

If you have any concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please still attend your appointment so we can take the time to discuss these with you before you make a decision on whether or not to go ahead with vaccination. Alternatively, please email our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinical advisors at BCU.CovidVaccineClinicalAdvisor@wales.nhs.uk.

Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on whether a second dose should be offered to those aged 12 – 17yrs 9 months is expected at a later date.

First doses for healthy children aged 12-15

BCUHB have begun sending letters to those in this age group, inviting them and their parent/guardian to a vaccination centre from Monday October 4th onwards. Young people in this age group will not be able to attend our walk in clinics.

There is no need for them or their parents/guardians to contact us to book an appointment as they will be invited by letter when it is their turn.

A parent or guardian will need to provide consent on behalf of the young person and accompany them when receiving their vaccination.

At this stage they are not planning to vaccinate this age group in school-based clinics, but we will keep this under review.

It’s important that young people and their parents/guardian make an informed decision about vaccination, based on information from trusted sources, such as Public Health Wales.

Further useful information can also be found on the websites of the BBCPublic Health England, and the British Society for Immunology.

For answers to frequently asked questions about vaccinating 12-15-year-olds, please visit our website.

Advice from the JCVI on whether a second dose should be offered to this age group is expected at a later date.

Vaccination for clinically vulnerable children aged 12-15

BCUHB are continuing to invite eligible children and their parent/guardian to dedicated vaccination clinics by letter and telephone call.

Booster Vaccines

The JCVI recommends that the following individuals should be offered a third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine, if a minimum of six months have passed since their second dose:

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults;
  • all adults aged 50 years or over;
  • frontline health and social care workers;
  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the Green Book), and adult carers; and
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

BCUHB have begun to send invitation letters and text message reminders to those eligible. If you’re eligible, please note that you will not be able to attend their walk in clinics without an appointment, and there is no need for you to contact us to book an appointment. You will be invited by letter when it is your turn.

It will not be standard practice to give the Flu and COVID-19 booster vaccines at the same time, but there may be a small number of cases where timing and logistics allow them to do this.

COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

As BCUHBbegin to invite some of our older and more vulnerable citizens for a booster vaccine, we want to remind people to be vigilant for COVID-19 vaccination scams.

The COVID-19 vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. BCUHB will never ask you for bank account details, passwords or PIN numbers in order to book or receive a vaccine.

If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.

If you have any doubts about a vaccination appointment you have received, please contact the COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Centre on 03000 840004.

Foreign travel

Before you book foreign travel, please check the vaccine requirements of the country or countries you plan to visit. BCUHB can only administer the number of vaccine doses recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).



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