Areas that have seen a coronavirus vaccine site open in the last week include Trowbridge, Calne, Batheaston, Wilton, Tidworth, Malmesbury and Midsomer Norton.
Gill May, Director of Nursing and Quality, at BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:
“The first few months of this new year is when we really expect to hit our stride in terms of vaccinating those who are most at risk of developing serious health complications after catching coronavirus.
“To know that more vaccination sites are opening up within the first two weeks of the year is remarkable, and a reflection of our overall ambition to offer the vaccine quickly and safely to as many people as possible.
“I know that many people, especially those over the age of 80, will be feeling anxious over not having yet received an invitation to be vaccinated, but please be patient and rest assured that we are working our way through the lists and no person will be forgotten.”
The CCG, along with other NHS organisations across the country, is inviting people to be vaccinated in order of priority need, which has been outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
People expecting to receive a vaccine appointment letter are asked not to contact their local GP practice or hospital, and instead wait to be contacted by the NHS, which is allocating appointments based on the number of available vaccines.
Any questions about the local coronavirus vaccination programme can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the vaccine can be found online at www.nhs.uk.
Vaccination sites now open
The following community-based vaccine sites have been in operation since December 2020:
- Steam Museum, Swindon
- 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 following sites have opened since the start of 2021:
- Wingfield Surgery, Trowbridge
- Michael Herbert Centre, Wilton
- Tidworth Leisure Centre
- Malmesbury Primary Care Centre
- Batheaston Medical Centre
- Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton
- Northlands Surgery, Calne
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