allocation of vaccine in the North questioned

Plaid Cymru’s North Wales MS Llyr Gruffydd has questioned whether north Wales is getting its fair share of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Mr Gruffydd raised his concern with Health Minister Vaughan Gething after it emerged that Betsi Cadwaladr health board, which accounts for a quarter of the Welsh population, was only getting 11.8% of the initial vaccines.

Mr Gruffydd said: “The prevalence of the disease in parts of the South may explain this anomaly but I’d like an explanation as to why we in the North are only getting about a half of the vaccines that we would get if it was on a per head basis. 

“North Wales has a high population of elderly and vulnerable people. We also have many thousands of health and care workers and it’s important to know whether the allocation is being made on the basis of need or a straightforward headcount.

“As things stand, many people will feel that the North isn’t getting its fair share.” has published data regarding the number of vaccinations by each health Board in Wales:

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 1911
  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 1295
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board 2180
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 1217
  • Hywel Dda University Health Board 613
  • Powys Teaching Health Board 1040
  • Swansea Bay University Health Board 2316
  • Velindre University NHS Trust 345

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