Second doses of vaccine have started being given out in Swansea Bay

Second doses of the coronavirus vaccine are now being given out in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Swansea Bay University Health Board said it had today (February 16) begun giving second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those frontline health care staff who were vaccinated at the beginning of the rollout.

This is taking place at the Bay Field Hospital Mass Vaccination Centre.

People aged 69 to 65 in priority group five are being vaccinated in descending order at its other mass vaccination centres at Canolfan Gorseinon and The Orangery in Margam.

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The health board said it had begun working through plans to begin vaccinating priority group six, which includes those with underlying health conditions and carers, within the next few weeks.

It has called for people to exercise patience, adding that it will release more details when they are available.

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As of February 15 at 10pm, 90,668 people had received their first dose in Swansea Bay.

Swansea currently has 68 cases per 100,000 population based on a seven-day rolling average from February 5 to February 11.

The virus is unevenly spread across the city, however, with some areas seeing much higher case rates than others.

The county of Neath Port Talbot, meanwhile, currently has 97 cases per 100,000 population based on the same time period.

WalesOnline – Swansea