After it was announced this weekend that one million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered across Wales and more than one in three of the Welsh adult population have received at least one dose, Nick Thomas-Symonds praised all those involved. On Saturday, data showed 916,316 people, amounting to over 38% of Wales’ adult population, had received at least one dose, in addition to 89,053 who had received a second dose, meaning a combined total of 1,005,389 doses had reached people’s arms.
Mr Thomas-Symonds MP said in his statement that the milestone, achieved in just 12 weeks, was a “brilliant success” that had been realised by “the magnificent efforts of our NHS”. In Torfaen, he praised staff at the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, the local Council, Torfaen Leisure Trust and the Armed Forces.
Saturday’s data showed Wales has vaccinated:
- 91.2% of over 80s.
- 93.4% of 75- to 79-year-olds.
- 92.9% of 70- to 74-year-olds.
- 87.6% of those classes as clinically extreme vulnerable.
- And more than 162,941 front-line health and social care workers.
Mr Thomas-Symonds’ praise for the rollout in Wales comes after a call to the Home Secretary for stricter Covid protections at the border.
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP said:
“The magnificent efforts of our NHS staff mean that in Wales over one million doses of the vaccine have been delivered, a brilliant success achieved in just twelve weeks.
Here in Torfaen I want to thank staff at the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, the local Council, Torfaen Leisure Trust and the Armed Forces.
The vaccine rollout is giving us all hope for the future.”
The Vaccination Strategy for Wales can be read here: https://gov.wales/covid-19-vaccination-strategy