Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board have issued an update on Covid vaccinations.

In a statement released on Wednesday (24th November), Ffion Johnstone, West Area Director for BCHUB gave an update on proceedings.

Previously, the Health Board stated that the workforce administering vaccines had dropped by 50% and despite actively looking to recruit staff to speed up the process, there is still an increase in vaccines being rolled out.

She said, "Our teams have now administered more than 1,230,000 COVID-19 vaccines, including 164,338 booster jabs."

"As of today, 69 per cent of those eligible have received their booster, with a further 17 per cent booked in for their booster. More people are becoming eligible every day as they cross the minimum six-month qualifying gap since their second dose.

"If it has been more than six months since your second dose, there is no need to contact the health board or your GP Practice as we will automatically invite you as soon as it is your turn.

"To date we have administered just over 22 per cent of all booster vaccines in Wales. This is in line with our share of the eligible population."

Despite the increased number of the population having received their boosters, the West Area Director had a strong message regarding staff being abused recently.

"In recent weeks our hard working vaccination staff and volunteers have experienced an increase in abuse from people attending our vaccination sites," she said.

"No one should expect to come to work and be abused, not least our vaccination staff and volunteers, who are working to keep people safe during a pandemic.

"Our staff and volunteers are working incredibly hard to ensure that people receive their vaccination as quickly and as safely as possible. Please be patient and treat them with politeness and respect.

"We would also like to remind people that we will not tolerate violence, aggression or abuse towards our staff. Anyone who causes alarm or distress to others at any of our vaccination centres may be asked to leave, or in more serious circumstances the police will be contacted."

Drop in clinics for those aged 12-15 are also now available.

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