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Newtown Mass Vaccination Centre opens

The third Mass Vaccination Centre in Powys has opened in its new location at the Maldwyn Leisure Centre in Newtown. Until today health and care staff had been vaccinated at a smaller centre in Newtown but working from the leisure centre will enable even more people to be vaccinated. Powys Teaching Health Board is grateful for the support given by Freedom Leisure in helping get everything ready for today’s opening.

The facility opened at 8am this morning and by the time it closes this evening will have vaccinated more than 500 people and more than 2,000 people by the weekend.

Hefina Anwyl from Staylittle was one of the hundreds of people over the age of 80 vaccinated received their first jab. she said “there wasn’t a thing to it, didn’t feel a thing! It was well organised, staff were very friendly, just a shame we can’t have a cup of tea too!”

Dawn Robinson is a care worker and was also vaccinated today. She said, “the arrival was well organised and went very smooth. I have been reading a lot about vaccines and couldn’t help feel a little apprehensive, but the jab went absolutely fine, there was nothing to worry about.”

Every person over the age of 80 in Powys should now have had a letter inviting them for vaccination. If you have not received a letter you can fill in a form on our website to let us know and we can call you to arrange vaccination:

More information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme is available from COVID-19 Vaccination - Powys Teaching Health Board (