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Covid-19 vaccine to be made available to all 16 and 17 year-olds in Pembrokeshire

All 16 and 17 year-olds in Pembrokeshire are to be offered their first coronavirus vaccine dose or the chance to book one.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is offering vaccines to allow teenagers to get some protection before starting school or college next month.

Steven Richards-Downes, Pembrokeshire County Council Director for Education, said: “As teenagers prepare to head back to school or college or into their first full-time jobs, Hywel Dda is working to offer young people the lifesaving vaccine as quickly as possible to protect themselves and others.

“Anyone who has not yet received their vaccination should contact their health board for an appointment. They will also be able to give you information about walk-in centres in Pembrokeshire.”

All children and young people aged 16 and 17 will be offered their first dose of Pfizer vaccine. It is anticipated a second dose will be offered later to increase the level of protection and contribute towards longer term protection.

Following updated JCVI advice, health boards in Wales are now inviting all people aged 16 and over to be vaccinated.

If you are aged 16 or over and live in Pembrokeshire you can access your Covid-19 vaccine in the following ways:

** Those aged 16 and 17 should be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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