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Covid-19 vaccinations in Cardiff


​There are two types of Covid-19 vaccine available – one made by Pfizer-BioNTech and one developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca. 

As more supplies of the vaccines are delivered, more clinics will be set up. In addition to our vaccination centres, more than 60 GP practices in Cardiff and the Vale will be running special vaccination clinics.

You will be invited to have the vaccine when it’s your turn and you can choose whether to have the vaccine or not. 

You will receive information about the jab to help you make up your mind if you have any concerns.

More information is available on the Public Health Wales Website ​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window​.

Getting your vaccination appointment​

You will receive an invitation when you are due for your vaccination. It will include details of where to go to receive it. 

You don't need to apply for an appointment.

Please don’t contact your GP, health board, hospital or local authority about an appointment. Please let them focus on their important work.

Everyone will get two doses of the vaccine but you will have a high level of protection after the first dose. You will be called back for your second dose within 12 weeks of the first.

When you have your Covid-19 vaccine, you will get a credit card-sized NHS Wales immunisation card. This will act as a reminder about your second dose and will also have information about how to report any side effects.

Vaccine Priority​

There are two phases:

In the first phase, we will vaccinate according to age and risk of serious illness if someone catches coronavirus.

This priority list is as follows:

  1. People living in a care home for older adults and their staff carers
  2. All those 80 years of age and older and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and people who are extremely clinically vulnerable (also known as the “shielding” group) – people in this group will previously have received a letter from the Chief Medical Officer advising them to shield
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions*, which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality 
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over

These groups represent around 99% of preventable deaths from Covid.​ ​

Underlying health conditions​​​

  • Chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and severe asthma
  • Chronic heart disease (and vascular disease)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease including epilepsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Severe and profound learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Solid organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant recipients
  • People with specific cancers
  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
  • Asplenia and splenic dysfunction
  • Morbid obesity
  • Severe mental illness

Vaccination Centres​​

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board will be opening a fourth Mass Vaccination Centre as part of its Mass Vaccination programme to protect its adult population from Covid 19 as quickly as possible. 

The Health Board is working in partnership with Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council to increase capacity for vaccinations and the Bayside MVC will enable additional capacity of up to 2,500 vaccines per day, which will be dependent on vaccine supply. 

The centre will be available towards the end of March and is being developed on the former Toys R Us site at the International Sports Village. The location of the site will be accessible for people in Cardiff and also residents in Eastern Vale. 

The centre is the fourth to be opened in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan with all 60 GP Practices across the two counties also taking part in the programme and Community Pharmacies will also join the programme from April. ​

What happens next​​​

In the second phase, further recommendations are awaited from the UK’s independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and we hope the rest of the population in Wales will be vaccinated. The advice from the JCVI is that the focus for this first phase should be on preventing further hospital admissions and vaccinating those people who are at increased risk first. 

More information​

Cardiff Council publishes COVID-19 updates five days a week on social media, along with regular notices about service changes because of the coronavirus, and how they might affect you. Follow us on twitter​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window  and our facebook page​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window​  to keep up-to-date with the latest news.​​​​