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A safe and effective vaccine will offer individual protection from COVID-19, as well as greater protection for our loved ones and communities.

Health boards in Wales started administering vaccines in centres across Wales on Tuesday 8 December 2020. 

Health and social care workers, care home residents and staff and the over-80s will be prioritised for the first round of vaccinations.

Read the latest information on COVID-19 vaccination on Public Health Wales.

The NHS will vaccinate people in order of clinical risk (on GOV.UK), largely based on age groups from old to young.

When you are eligible for the vaccine (on Public Health Wales), you’ll be invited to a dedicated clinic. People in care homes and those who are housebound will receive the vaccine in their homes.

Vaccinating the population with a safe and effective vaccine will:

  • protect people from COVID-19
  • enable us to lift restrictions
  • help us to return to a more normal life

Some people are much more at risk than others from serious complications of COVID-19. This is why the new vaccine is being prioritised to protect them first.

As more vaccine becomes available, we’ll be offering it to successive age bands of adults. It may take a while to get to everybody. To help the NHS, please wait to be invited. Please do not call your surgery or hospital.

The vaccine will not be mandatory and you can choose to take up the offer of a vaccine or not.