Health chiefs at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board say 1,800 people were vaccinated at the area's four drop-in MMR clinics today – the highest number so far.
The full numbers are:
- Princess of Wales Hospital: 727
- Neath Port Talbot Hospital: 455
- Morriston Hospital: 341
- Singleton Hospital: 302
Many of the 1,825 given MMR jabs were older schoolchildren, teenagers and young adults - the target age group for vaccines.
I’m really pleased. We have seen a steady flow of people throughout the day; and I’m particularly delighted to see a higher number of older children and teenagers come through the door, as they are our main target group.
I’m also impressed with how smoothly the clinics are running. Our staff are working very efficiently and for most of the day there have been very few queues. After the initial rush, many people have arrived and either been seen straight away or waited just 10 or 15 minutes.
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