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Bridgend reaches vaccination milestone

Bridgend, South Wales UK

The latest figures from Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board have revealed that over 100,000 people are now fully vaccinated against coronavirus in Bridgend county borough.

A total of 100,165 people have received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine with more than 205,000 doses (first and second) administered in total.

Anyone aged 16 and over who has not had their first dose can walk into a Covid-19 Vaccination Centre to receive it. With no prior booking required, the walk-in appointments are available at community vaccination centres within the region. Anyone who wishes to take advantage of the first dose walk-in appointment will need to bring along a form of ID such as a passport, drivers licence or a utility bill for proof of address.

This includes Ravens Court in Bridgend town centre (CF31 4AP) where the walk-in appointments are available between 9.15am and 4.30pm. Details of other vaccination centres in the region are available on the health board’s website which is updated weekly.

Hitting the 100,000 is a fantastic achievement for the county borough and we’d like to thank all those involved in the vaccination programme, they’ve done a phenomenal amount in a short space of time.

However we are not being complacent, we know there is still much work ahead to ensure we continue to fight this pandemic effectively.

I want to urge all those who are over the age of 16 and have not had their first dose to attend a Covid-19 Vaccination Centre to receive it. Having the vaccine ensures you, your family and friends and wider community are protected from the virus which is still very much with us.

Council Leader Huw David

The health board also announced changes to testing facilities in the county borough last week with new centres opening in Porthcawl and Coity.

Testing is available at Porthcawl RFC (CF36 3DH) from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday. The site incorporates both a drive through testing facility with booking required and also, a walk-in option for which booking is not required.

A new drive-through testing centre is also open at Coity and Litchard Community Centre (CF31 1PA) from 9am-5pm and booking is essential.

The walk-through testing centre at the Bowls Hall car park in Angel Street, Bridgend (CF31 4AH) is available between 2pm-8pm, and booking remains essential for this site.