Following MHRA approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine the British government have announced that the UK is “days away” from a rollout.
Forty million doses are set to be distributed for delivery across the UK, with Wales getting its allocation.
The Welsh chief medical officer, Dr Frank Atherton said, “All our NHS organisations across Wales have embraced the challenge presented to them and are at the advanced stages of planning for the arrival of a vaccine.
“We have tested distribution and storage arrangements to ensure we can get vaccine safely to every part of Wales.
“There’s still a few stages we need to work through but once all these safeguards are in place, vaccination can begin. There will only be relatively small amounts of the vaccine at first, those who have been advised as most needing the vaccine first, through approved delivery mechanisms.
“A full announcement around the timetable for roll-out in Wales will follow in the next few days.”