AROUND 9,000 Covid vaccines were administered at in Newport and Cwmbran on Tuesday alone.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board held walk-in sessions at Cwmbran Stadium and Newport Leisure Centre as part of the Wales-wide booster programme.

A total of 9,027 booster doses were administered across the health board region onย Tuesday,ย December 28, with 1,516 of theseย at walk-in clinics.

People who had not yet had their booster jab, or their first or second doses, were invited to get their jabs throughout the day โ€“ with an extended clinic also held in Cwmbran until 9pm.

Across Wales, 2,300,054 people have had both doses of the vaccine โ€“ according to the latest figures from Public Health Wales โ€“ while 1,559,687 people (67.8 per cent) have had their booster jab.

In Gwent โ€“ up to December 19, the latest vaccine figures by local authority areas โ€“ 434,919 people have been double jabbed, while 255,891 people (58.8 per cent) had received a booster jab.

However, with the pace of the vaccination programme โ€“ with more than 40,000 vaccines administered in Gwent in the week to December 20 โ€“ plus the walk-in sessions, this number will now be significantly higher.

โ€œThanks to the 7,000+ people who visited us for a vaccination today [on Tuesday],โ€ a health board statement read - prior to the extended clinicย held in Cwmbran.

โ€œSpecial thank you to our staff who are going above and beyond for residents to Get Boosted. Whether youโ€™re deployed to a vaccination centre or keeping things going back at base - youโ€™re our NHS heroes.โ€