Hundreds of Conwy over-80s appointments moved to Llandudno after Vaccine Shortage

  Posted: 21.01.21 at 14:49 by The Editor

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A shortage of vaccines in Conwy and Colwyn Bay has led to hundreds of appointments for the elderly being moved from this week to Saturday.

Over 80s waiting to attend St Mary’s Church Hall in Conwy for the Oxford vaccine have now been told to attend Venue Cymru in Llandudno on Saturday for the Pfizer vaccine.

The venue has had to be changed from Conwy, due to the storage requirements of the Pfizer vaccine, which must be kept well below freezing.

The vaccinations are being managed by the immunisation team at Conwy’s Llys Meddyg and Gyffin Surgery, together with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board surgeries in Colwyn Bay – but the health board rely on a supply from Welsh Government.

Up to one thousand Pfizer vaccines will be administered on Saturday, and patients are being contacted via phone today and tomorrow.

The news follows First Minister Mark Drakeford coming under fire after it was revealed Conwy and North Wales had a shortage of vaccines when compared to South and Mid-Wales.

Patients are being asked not to call their surgeries, as the lines are very busy.

Conwy Nub News has contacted the Welsh Government for a comment as to why there’s a shortage of vaccines in Conwy county.

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