Responding to today’s announcement by Health Minister Eluned Morgan, the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Jane Dodds have welcomed measures to try and mitigate any potential adverse effects of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Commenting Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS said:
“I welcome the Welsh Government’s announcements today on measures designed to protect against any adverse effects that could arise from the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
“I would urge everyone to take advantage of the accelerated booster campaign and get their third jab as soon as possible. If you have not yet had your initial doses it is never too late.
“While Omicron has not yet been reported in Wales, it is only a matter of time and is important we prepare for all scenarios.
“I would also like to highlight how the emergence of Omicron has placed an emphasis on the need to make sure nations like the UK, US and EU are doing all they can to help those in the global south roll out vaccinations. With vaccine rates below 10 per cent still in most sub-Saharan African nations we must do more, not only to help those in need but also to reduce the chances of more dangerous strains developing.”