Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Covid-19 Recovery and Clwyd West Member of the Welsh Parliament, Darren Millar MS, has raised concerns over whether North Wales is receiving a fair share of COVID-19 vaccines.
According to Public Health Wales, as of 20th December, just 2,544 people living in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area had been vaccinated, compared to 4,264 in the Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board area, which has a smaller population.
Commenting, Darren Millar MS said:
“People in North Wales are concerned that they’re not getting their fair share of the vaccine.
“The most recent figures from Public Health Wales seem to demonstrate that people in Cardiff are more than two and a half times more likely to have been given the Covid vaccine than people in North Wales, and people in Powys are four times more likely to have been vaccinated. This is unacceptable and must be addressed.
“Given the approval of the new Oxford vaccine, which is manufactured in North Wales, the Welsh Government must now ramp up the rollout of immunisations, make sure that the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board gets its fair share of doses and ensure that those at highest risk of harm from COVID-19 are able to access their jabs as soon as possible.”