TEENAGERS can attend special walk-in clinics in Gwent this weekend to receive a coronavirus vaccine.

No appointment is needed to attend the two drop-in clinics, which will be open to people aged 12-15 who are yet to receive their first jab.

One of the vaccine clinics will be held at Newport Leisure Centre (1 Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1UH) and the other will be held at Cwmbran Stadium (Henllys Way, Cwmbran, NP44 3YS).

Both centres will be open on Sunday, October 31 from 11am until 3.30pm. Anyone attending to receive their vaccine must bring ID.

The events come as Aneurin Bevan University Health Board smashed the Wales target to invite all 12-15-year-olds for their vaccine before November 1.

The health board said it had finished sending invitation letters to everyone in that age group yesterday (Tuesday).

Young people are being urged to take up the offer of a vaccine, with people aged 10-19 currently reporting the highest number of infections of any age group in Wales. 

Of Wales' seven health board regions, case incidence is also highest in Gwent's Aneurin Bevan area.

A further 1,265 positive cases of Covid-19 were reported in Gwent yesterday (Caerphilly - 370, Newport - 354, Torfaen - 247, Monmouthshire - 163, Blaenau Gwent - 131).

Six of the new coronavirus-related deaths reported by Public Health Wales yesterday were in Gwent, among 31 deaths across Wales over a period covering Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


Mererid Bowley is the deputy director of public health and the head of the mass vaccination programme at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

She said: “We’d like to thank all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board residents who have already taken up the offer of a Covid-19 vaccine.

"Having offered all 12-15 year olds in the area a Covid-19 vaccination appointment, we are pleased to be offering these first dose drop-in clinics for 12-15-year-olds on Sunday, October 31.

"Vaccinations save lives, so if you’re aged 12-15 years and have yet to take up the offer of a vaccination, please come along to protect yourselves against this virus.”