Call for Covid vaccination focus on under-30s in Wales
A senior Welsh doctor says there needs to be a push to encourage younger people who have still not been vaccinated to get their jabs.
According to Public Health Wales, there are still nearly 120,000 people in Wales aged between 18 and 29 who have not had a single dose.
Just over 67% of the Welsh population has now been fully vaccinated.
Ways to defeat slotxo see results and make real profits! Get free credits to play online slot games Including joining to win prizes, a lot of money, a pile of money with our website, just you follow the terms of the website area for receiving credit which free credit to users, but the web will be different Some websites have a tricky process for getting free credits. But for our website Divide the approach with steps, not just steps.
But GP David Bailey, who chairs the Welsh council of the BMA, said it was vital to reach those unvaccinated.
"That will reduce not just transmission, but also of course, serious illness, which will mean the NHS can get on with the massive backlog we've got to deal with over the next three or four years," said the Caerphilly doctor.
Dr Bailey said he accepted the risks of becoming critically ill from Covid were less for young people, but he said there were still overwhelming benefits of vaccination.
"Certainly, the evidence at the moment suggests that younger people are more likely to get long Covid, even though they are much less likely to die," said Dr Bailey.
"They've got their own reasons to continue getting double-vaccinated, so they can get on with their lives.
"It's not just about deaths and serious illness, it's actually about the long term problems we are seeing with Covid, which really are disrupting people's lives".
The comments from the GP come as the number of vaccines given out in Wales dropped to their lowest levels this week.
According to health officials, there were just over 46,000 doses administered in the previous week, with seven out of eight of those jabs being second doses.
In March, upwards of 38,500 vaccines jabs were being given every day.