THE Health Board has provided an update on their autumn vaccination programme.

More than 100,000 of the most vulnerable people in North Wales have now been invited to receive their COVID-19 autumn booster vaccine.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) confirmed that letters had gone out to those most vulnerable, with thousands more appointment letters to be delivered to eligible people throughout North Wales over the coming weeks as their campaign continues to ramp up.

There is still a lot of work to do says Betsi, but with concerns over hospital admissions and a severe flu in Australia, the health board is pleading with residents to get their vaccinations done. 

A spokesperson said: "By the end of this week, our vaccination teams will have visited all care homes in our area to offer residents additional protection against COVID-19.

"Completing this first phase of the campaign with the most vulnerable people in our communities will allow our vaccination teams to focus on inviting more patients to our network of local vaccination centres.


"Our teams also continue to contact housebound patients to arrange for them to receive their COVID-19 Autumn booster vaccine. So far, we have delivered more than 33,000 doses of the COVID-19 Autumn booster vaccine.

"If you are eligible for a COVID-19 Autumn booster but have not yet received your appointment please do be patient.

"We will write to you with details of your appointment. We are sending appointments to people eligible for the vaccine in order of clinical need, as advised by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

"Please wait to receive an invitation for your vaccination appointment. There is no need to contact us.

"We remain concerned about an increasing trend of COVID-19 admissions to hospitals, as well as reports of a severe flu season in Australia. Please protect yourself this winter – make sure you take up your invitation to receive both your COVID-19 autumn booster and flu vaccine as soon as possible."

You can check if you are eligible for a COVID-19 autumn booster and the flu vaccine on the health board's website.