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First Dose

Last updated 5 October 2022

Who is being offered a first dose?

You can find the latest information about eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination on the Your COVID Vaccine page.

First doses are currently available for everyone born on or before 31 August 2017. Five year olds born after this date are eligible if they are in a clinical risk group, or are a household contact of someone with immunosuppression.

When is the first dose offered?

People aged 18 and over should wait at least 4 weeks after COVID-19 infection before receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccination. People aged under 18 should normally wait at least 12 weeks after COVID-19 infection unless they are in a clinical risk group in which case the interval is 4 weeks.

How do I get a first dose?

From 1 September 2022 our clinics will focus on autumn boosters.

If you still need your first dose please contact our booking hub.

Where will the first dose be offered?

First doses are normally available at our main vaccination clinics.

Can I choose which type of vaccine I have?

No. We are not able to offer a personal choice of vaccine type for boosters.

First doses in Powys will normally be with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

However, if a clinician has advised you not to have the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or you are allergic to its ingredients then please ring our booking team when you receive your appointment letter and they will be able to provide advice. More information about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is available from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) website.

Where can I find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccine?

More information is available from the Public Health Wales website.

Where can I report adverse effects?

Reports of adverse events can be reported through the MHRA Coronavirus Yellow Card page.