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Walk-in vaccines at Bayside Mass Vaccination Centre, Cardiff

A MASS vaccination centre (MVC) in Cardiff will be accepting walk-ins over the the bank holiday weekend.

From today (May 27) until Monday (May 31) people are welcome to receive their first dose of the coronavirus vacccine at Bayside MVC, based in the old Toys R Us building.

The site offers both the Pfizer and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines, and will be open between 8.30am and 7.30pm.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has reached a milestone of inviting all adults aged 18 and over to receive their first vaccination by the end of May and are now reaching out to those that have not received an invite to attend the centre.

Bayside MVC is available as a walk-in to those that have not yet had a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, are aged 18 and over and live and/or work in Cardiff or the Vale of Glamorgan.

It is also an opportunity to speak to the vaccination team if you have any questions or concerns about receiving the vaccine.

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Head of Operations for Testing and Mass Immunisations at the Health Board, Tracy Meredith, said “The vaccine is still our best defence against COVID-19 and we would encourage anyone who is eligible to receive their vaccine to please get it.

“We have invited all of our adult population to attend but are aware there will be some people that have been missed as we perhaps did not have up to date contact details or they opted out at the start of the programme.

“If you haven’t had your vaccine, please come and see us at Bayside MVC this weekend as it is the best way to protect yourselves, your loved ones and the local community.

“Depending on demand there may be queues so please dress appropriately for the weather and our team will get you through as quickly and safely as possible.”

People who are waiting for second doses of their vaccine will automatically receive an appointment via letter and text message 11 weeks after their first.

The Health Board has now vaccinated 82 per cent of its adult population with a first dose and 34 per cent of its adult population with both doses.

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