BARRY'S mass vaccination centre is opening soon.

Cardiff and Vale Health Board has confirmed that they are opening their third mass vaccination centre - and the first in Barry - on Monday February 8.

People aged 70-74 and those deemed extremely clinically vulnerable will start to receive invitations, via post, to get their coronavirus vaccinations.

This follows on from the health board's second coronavirus mass vaccination centre, based in Pentwyn, opening to the public on Monday February 1.

There are now mass vaccination centres in Splott and Pentwyn, with Barry soon to join them, and all 60 GP practices in Cardiff and the Vale have been helping the vaccination efforts.

Executive Director of Public Health at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Fiona Kinghorn, said: “It is remarkable to see the rapid progress made as part of the Health Board’s vaccination programme.

"To have the second mass vaccination centre open in addition to the existing mass vaccination centre in Splott, our two satellite clinics for frontline staff and the fantastic work done by GP practices across both counties, we’re confident that we can meet our aim of vaccinating the top four priority groups by mid-February.

“Residents aged between 70-74 and those deemed clinically extremely vulnerable will be invited for a vaccination by the Health Board. We ask for your patience at this time and I can reassure you that there is no need to contact your GP practice or the Health Board for an appointment, we will get in touch with you.

“We appreciate this is an anxious time for some. If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccination, or when you’re likely to receive your appointment, then please visit our website which has more information on the programme.”