First GP-led COVID-19 Vaccination Centres to open in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

Local vaccination centres run by GPs will open this week across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, and Wiltshire as the NHS continues its phased roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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The first vaccination sites in Bath, Chippenham, and Devizes, will be here: 

• Combe Down Surgery, near Bath
• Rowden Surgery, Chippenham
• Corn Exchange, Devizes
 
In Swindon, the vaccination site will be based at the Steam Museum. 

Patients are asked not to contact their GP practice, local hospital, or other local NHS services.


The latest stage is being delivered by groups of GP practices working together to target people aged 80 and over, who have been prioritised by the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

This is just the first wave of Local Vaccination Centres, with more coming online in the next few weeks.

The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine, so please do not contact your GP practice, local hospital, or other local NHS services.
— Gill May Director of Nursing and Quality, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

The Director of Nursing and Quality was keen to remind people of the importance of letting the vaccinating team know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend an appointment. 

“If you are given an appointment and are unable to attend, please let the team know as soon as you can, as this will allow somebody else to be protected.

“People unable to make their appointment will be able to rescheduled, and will not miss out." 

If you would like more information on the vaccine visit www.nhs.uk

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