Walk-in clinics are taking place across Somerset this weekend – giving local people more opportunities to get their COVID-19 jabs.
Professor Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health for Somerset County Council, said: “The vaccination remains the best form of defence that we have against covid, and I would urge anyone who is yet to receive their first dose, second dose or booster to step forward when invited.
“There will be extra clinics held across Somerset this weekend to give local people the best opportunity to get their vaccinations, and I would encourage anyone who has not already done so to book their jab and help play their part to stop the spread of the virus.”
Gary Risdale, programme director or the Somerset COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, said: “In the last few weeks our vaccination clinics have been very busy as those who are eligible for a booster vaccination, or any other COVID-19 vaccination come forward. This is fantastic – the vaccination is the best way to help prevent serious illness from coronavirus and to help spreading it to others.
“This weekend we are holding extra clinics across Somerset. Some of these walk-in clinics are taking place in new pop-up locations like the Cheese and Grain venue in Frome this Thursday and at Clarks Village this Saturday and Sunday.
“Our walk-in clinics have been extremely popular and therefore please bear with us if queues do form. At Clarks Village on Saturday and Sunday we will run a ticketing system that will enable people to enjoy their visit and return to the vaccination clinic at the time on the ticket.”
The following additional clinics are being held.
|Thursday 25 November||3 – 5 pm||Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Justice Lane, Frome, BA11 1BE||First doses for 12 – 15 year olds||Walk-in clinic|
|Friday 26 November||3 – 5 pm||Bridgwater Rugby Club, Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4TZ||First doses for 12 – 15 year olds||Walk-in clinic|
|Saturday 27 November||10 am – 5 pm||Clarks Village The Grange Terrace near car park 2.||All eligible groups||Walk-in clinic. 400 doses available on a first come first served basis. Members of the public will be given a ticket to avoid queues forming.|
|Saturday 27 November||10 am – 6 pm||Firepool, Taunton||12 – 15 year olds||Walk-in clinic|
|Saturday 27 November||9 am – 5 pm||Bridgwater Rugby Club, Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4TZ||All eligible groups||Walk-in clinic|
|Sunday 28 November||10 am – 4 pm||Clarks Village The Grange Terrace near car park 2.||All eligible groups||Walk-in clinic. 400 doses available on a first come first served basis. Members of the public will be given a ticket to avoid queues forming.|
|Sunday 28 November||9 am – 5 pm||Portacabins at Minehead Community Hospital, Luttrell Way, Minehead TA24 6DF||All eligible groups||Walk-in clinic|
If you need a COVID-19 vaccination and cannot come to any of the extra vaccination clinics being held this weekend, you can also:
- Book a vaccination slot by ringing 119 or visiting the National Booking Service
- Visiting the Grab a Jab site for information about any walk-in clinics being held near you.
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For further information, please contact:
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Communications Team