A NEW data tool by Public Health Wales (PHW) shows the latest number of people to be vaccinated against coronavirus.
A ‘vaccination’ tab has recently been added to the PHW daily data tool when monitoring the level of coronavirus in the country.
As of the week ending December 20, a total of 22,595 people in Wales had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and were recorded in the COVID-19 Welsh Immunisation System.
The data, presented by health board of residence, shows that 2,544 residents living within the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) area have been given their first dose of the vaccine and account for a grand total of 22,027 vaccines given across all of Wales.
This works out as 11.5 per cent of the total distribution of vaccines for Wales so far.
These are the latest vaccination figures (by health board residence) in full:
• Aneurin Bevan UHB – 4,115 doses to date
• Betsi Cadwaladr UBH – 2,544 doses to date
• Cardiff and Vale UHB – 4,264 doses to date
• Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB – 3,434 doses to date
• Hywel Dda UHB – 2,823 doses to date
• Powys Teaching HB – 2,013 doses to date
• Swansea Bay UHB – 2,771 doses to date
• Unknown – 63 doses to date
Officials stress that, due to data lags, the actual numbers of vaccinations given will be higher than reported. The data will be updated on a weekly basis.
The Leader has previously reported how the NHS will vaccinate people in order of clinical risk, and it is largely based on age groups from old to young.
When you are eligible for the vaccine on Public Health Wales, you’ll be invited to a dedicated clinic.
This priority list, according to the PHW website, is as follows:
1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3. all those 75 years of age and over
4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
5. all those 65 years of age and over
6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
7. all those 60 years of age and over
8. all those 55 years of age and over
9. all those 50 years of age and over
It is estimated that taken together, these groups represent around 99 per cent of preventable mortality from COVID-19.