MASS vaccination centres in North Wales will be open for people to walk in without an appointment to get their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine from Saturday.

All over 18s can attend some vaccination centres in Wales to get their first jab, with young adults in particular being encouraged to take up this offer.

So far, 75% of people aged under-50 in Wales have had their first dose.

Deeside Mass Vaccination centre, based at Deeside Leisure Centre in Queensferry, will be one of the centres where people can walk in, as will the mass vaccination centres in Bangor and Llandudno.

So far, 75% of people aged under-50 in Wales have had their first dose.

Eluned Morgan, minister for health and social services, said: “All adults in Wales should have now had an offer of the vaccine, but we know that in some cases people may have had to cancel or miss their appointments. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their vaccine, particularly younger adults who have other demands on their time.

“In Wales we have a ‘no one left behind’ policy and making walk-in appointments available is another way in which we can ensure all adults have access to a vaccination at a time and place convenient for them.

“The vaccine remains the best we can protect ourselves and we need everyone to keep saying yes to the vaccine and to remember that one dose isn’t enough. We all need two doses to complete the course and to have the best chance of reducing our risk of serious illness. Please take the opportunity for a vaccination to help protect yourselves and your loved ones and to keep Wales safe.”

Head of operations testing and mass immunisation, Tracy Meredith, said: “We’re working really hard across vaccination centres in Wales to make getting the jab as quick and convenient for people as possible, and we want to thank everyone who has done their bit and come forward to get their vaccine. Ask your friends and family if they have been vaccinated and please encourage them to come along.

“It’s a great opportunity to drop in this weekend, get your vaccine and be protected.”