200,000 People Receives Full Vaccination Course in Wales
Written by Gavin on 10th March 2021
Over 200K people have now had the full course of a coronavirus vaccine
The news comes following the milestone yesterday, where over one
million people received the first dose.
The public health situation continues to improve, that’s according to
Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, who was providing an update on
coronavirus at the Welsh Government’s Coronavirus briefing. He
confirmed an extra £60m for expanding the Covid contact tracing system
here until the end of September.
Mr Gething started his statement by saying the government is now
beginning the process of relaxing some restrictions. First Minister Mark
Drakeford will provide a full update on Friday.
Meanwhile, the minister also announced people who are or have
recently experienced homelessness in Wales are to be offered a Covid
vaccination as part of priority group 6.
The prioritisation comes as people who are or have recently experienced
homelessness are confirmed to be classed as at increased risk. This is
because they are more likely to have an underlying health condition
which puts them at high risk from both transmission and the harms of
According to ONS data, people with experience of homelessness have a
lower-than-average non-Covid related life expectancy, with mortality at
around 31 to 38 years sooner than the general population.