Hywel Dda University Health Board has confirmed that its COVID-19 mobile vaccination unit, in partnership with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, will be at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire, this bank holiday Monday.
The van will be based at the attraction on Monday 30 August, from 10am to 5pm. The aim of the visit is to offer vaccines to parents who haven’t been able to get their COVID-19 vaccines so far, as well as to 16–17-year-olds accompanying their families. Astrazeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at the unit, and no prior booking will be required.
Bethan Lewis, Hywel Dda’s Interim Assistant Director of Public Health, said: “Over past few months through our collaborations, we have used the mobile vaccination units to widen the outreach of the COVID-19 vaccination program, and make it easier to access among all people, especially in areas with low uptake or harder to reach.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the unit to families at Folly Farm on bank holiday Monday and hope it will encourage visitors to come forward and get their vaccine at their convenience, to protect themselves and their families.”
Chris Ebsworth, Managing Director of Folly Farm said: “We’re pleased to support Hywel Dda by welcoming the mobile vaccination unit to Folly Farm this bank holiday Monday. We hope our visitors will take the opportunity to engage with medical staff and support the work they are doing delivering the vaccine.”
With the rise in cases across the UK, Hywel Dda UHB is urging as many people as possible to come forward for their first and second doses.
(Lead image: Hywel Dda NHS)