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Covid vaccines: ‘I jumped at the chance to get my jab early’

A 30-year-old man says he “jumped at the chance” when he was offered a Covid-19 jab earlier than expected.

Lawrence Dixon, from Cardiff, said he signed up to the reserve list in the morning and received a phone call in the evening asking if he wanted to come down for a vaccine.

Dr Emma Ynhell, also 30 and from Cardiff, received the jab after she spotted people “chatting about it on social media” and signed up to the reserve list.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said 51% of the 40-49 age group had now been vaccinated and all had been scheduled for appointments.

“So we are now able to invite people in their 30s,” a spokesperson said.

“We have a reserve list in place to ensure there is no vaccine wastage and anyone over the age of 18 can join the reserve list by completing a form on our website.”

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