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Welsh Government launches new toolkit to help employers get their workforce vaccinated

A new toolkit is today being launched to "support businesses and organisations to help their workers get the Covid-19 vaccine".

The Welsh Government said that although Cymru has one of the best vaccination rates in the world, there is a risk that more people could fall seriously ill if rates do not increase further as the delta variant continues to spread throughout the country and the rest of the UK.

Ministers have said that it is "never too late to take up the offer of vaccination in Wales".

In an effort to increase vaccination rates even further, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething and Health Minister, Eluned Morgan, are today launching "a new toolkit to support employers".

The toolkit encourages them to:

  • Be as flexible as possible when it’s time for staff to have a vaccine, this could include giving employees paid time off work to attend their appointments for both vaccine doses;

  • Use the campaign resources provided by the Welsh Government to run an awareness campaign in their organisation and provide employees with access to reliable and accurate information about the vaccine;

  • Share the Q&A document and expert advice videos to explain the vaccine and answer common questions employees may have;

  • Urge staff to be cautious about misinformation and encourage them to use trusted sources like if they are searching for information or answers to questions about the vaccine;

  • Create employee vaccine champions by encouraging staff to discuss their experiences and share information with colleagues, family and friends.

Health Minister Eluned Morgan said: “The Covid-19 vaccine programme is the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history. It has already saved thousands of lives.

“People who are vaccinated are far less likely to get seriously ill, be admitted to hospital or die from this awful virus.

“Our message is clear – join the millions already vaccinated. Together we’ll keep Wales safe.”

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