Covid 19 Vaccinations - Autumn Booster 2022: Please note that Neyland & Johnston Medical Practice are not administering the Covid Vaccination Autumn Booster 2022, and if you are entitled to the vaccination, you will be offered an appointment by the Hywel Dda University Health Board at one of the Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC). If you have any queries relating to your vaccination, please contact the Health Board on 0300 303 8322 or by emailing COVIDenquiries.firstname.lastname@example.org
We have learnt so much during the pandemic. We all made changes to the way we work, live and socialise, to protect each other and to keep Wales safe. These changes can be used to not only protect us from future waves of coronavirus, but from other respiratory infections such as flu and norovirus.
If we all keep doing the following protective behaviours, we can continue to keep each other and Wales safe:
The most common ways coronavirus is spread are:
This helps us understand what kind of places and situations are most risky. So places where we might come into close contact with a lot of other people will have a higher risk. Similarly, places where ventilation is poor will mean that stale air is not removed and fresh air is not introduced, giving coronavirus the opportunity to build up. Places where people are breathing more heavily can also provide opportunities for coronavirus to spread further. So the following places are particularly risky:
The different ways coronavirus spreads are illustrated in the diagram below.
Vaccines are still our best defence against COVID-19, it has saved lives and prevented many people needing hospital treatment for COVID-19.
It’s never too late to have your vaccine. Even if you’ve had COVID-19, it’s still important you have the jab to increase your protection.
We’re still offering a booster jabs. If you’re eligible, please have the booster when it’s offered to make sure you’re fully protected.
Washing your hands with soap and water, or regularly using hand sanitiser when you don’t have access to soap and water, helps stop the virus spreading.
Our hands touch many surfaces throughout the day, and this can help the virus to move around. If you have the virus on your hands, you can transfer it to other surfaces or to your eyes, nose or mouth. This is one way that viruses can enter your body and infect you. Washing or sanitising your hands removes viruses and other germs, so you are less likely to spread them or to become infected.
To reduce the risk of giving the virus to others you should stay at home and avoid contact with others if you have symptoms or test positive.
If you have symptoms and are unable to stay home, here are ways you can reduce the risk of passing the virus on to others:
Whilst no longer a legal requirement, we strongly recommend that you continue wear a face covering in health care settings. By wearing a face covering you will be helping to protect others around you particularly those who are vulnerable.
You may also wish to consider wearing, and you may be asked to wear a face covering in other places.
Please be respectful of other people’s choices, whether they choose to wear a face covering or not.
Meeting others outdoors is safer than indoors as there is less risk of infection. Coronavirus spreads through airborne particles when we breathe and talk, and even more when laughing, shouting or exercising. By doing these activities outdoors means the particles can be blown away by the fresh air can help to reduce the spread.
Opening windows and doors if you’re inside, can help to decrease the number of infectious particles hanging around. Letting fresh air in, can help to reduce the spread. Coronavirus spreads through airborne particles when we breathe and talk, and even more when laughing, shouting or exercising. Doing in a poorly ventilated indoor space, increases the risk even more.