The Covid-19 vaccination sites set up across the Wiltshire CCG area so far have been revealed.
There are currently 19 hubs across the area, with each one responsible for providing the vaccine to patients registered at GP practices within the local community.
Salisbury Cathedral became the latest site to open on Saturday January 16, with the building following in the footsteps of other iconic venues, such as the Steam Museum in Swindon and the Corn Exchange in Devizes being transformed into temporary local vaccine clinics.
The vaccine sites that have been in operation since December are:
- Steam Museum, Swindon (Brunel Healthcare Group)
- Corn Exchange, Devizes
- Rowden Surgery, Chippenham
- Combe Down Surgery, near Bath
- The White Horse Health Centre, Westbury
- Ramsbury Surgery, Marlborough
- Spencer Sport and Social Club, Melksham
The sites that have opened since January 4 are:
- Wingfield Surgery, Trowbridge
- Michael Herbert Centre, Wilton
- Tidworth Leisure Centre, Tidworth
- Malmesbury Primary Care Centre, Malmesbury
- Batheaston Medical Centre, Batheaston
- Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton
- Northlands Surgery, Calne
- Pavilion, Bath
The sites that have opened since January 11:
- Larkhill Medical Centre, Larkhill
- Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury
- West View Surgery, Keynsham
- Steam Museum, Swindon (Wyvern Health Partnership)
- Pewsey Surgery, Pewsey
Gill May, Director of Nursing and Quality, said: “Getting all of our GP-led sites open within the first two working weeks of the new year had always been our goal and, although there is still a long way to, we are delighted to be up and running.
“Some people may be anxious about not having been invited to receive their vaccine, but I can reassure them that no person will be missed, so please don’t worry as every day we are contacting more and more people to come forward to get the jab.
“We have already given the vaccine to thousands of local people, and these numbers will continue to increase week on week.
“Our number one priority is to ensure the most vulnerable people in our communities are protected, and our primary care teams are currently busy vaccinating residents in care homes.
“With every arm that is jabbed, we are one step closer to returning life to some level of normality.”
Some people in the region may have also started to receive letters about arranging a vaccine appointment at the new large-scale NHS Vaccination Centres, based at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, the Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Taunton Racecourse and the Bournemouth International Centre.
If this is the case, those people can choose to either have their vaccine at these new centres or wait to be invited to a local GP-led site.
People invited to have the vaccine are reminded that the current lockdown restrictions does permit friends and family to provide lifts to and from the vaccination sites.
It is asked that people only arrive five minutes before their appointment time to reduce congestion and queuing.
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