Over eight million vaccinations have now been given in the South West, and 16 and 17 year olds are being encouraged to #Grab-a-Jab at walk in clinics across the area.
The NHS locally is encouraging all young people to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their local community by getting their jab today – and get back to school or having fun with their mates. They can get their jab either by using the online booking system, calling NHS 119 or they can #Grab-a-Jab at a local walk-in clinic – more clinics have been stepped up over the bank holiday weekend to reach as many young people as possible so they have the opportunity to get protected before returning to school in early September.
Dr Michael Marsh, NHS England and NHS Improvement South West Medical Director, said:
“The vaccine is safe and effective with nearly nine in 10 adults already taking up the offer, and I would urge anyone eligible, especially those 16 and 17 year olds heading back into education or training, to get their life-saving jab.”
For those aged 17¾ bookings are now available through the national booking service.
Walk -in clinics are available this weekend at a number of locations in Somerset:
|Venue||Address||Accepting age 16 & over||AZ|
|Clinic Date||Clinic Times|
|Bath and West Country Festival||Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN||Yes||yes||yes||yes||Friday 27-Sunday 29 August||9am – 5pm|
|Taunton Racecourse||Shoreditch, Taunton,TA3 7BL ||Yes||yes||yes||Friday 27-Monday 30 August||8.30am -7pm|
|Haynes Motor Museum||Sparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH||Yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||Saturday 28 August||9am – 5.00pm|
|Haynes Motor Museum||Sparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH||Yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||Sunday 29 August||9am – 3pm|
|Haynes Motor Museum||Sparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH||Yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||Monday 30 August||9am – 5pm|
|Bridgwater Methodist Church||Monmouth St, Bridgwater TA6 5EQ||Yes||yes||yes||yes||Monday 30 August||9.30am – 4.30pm|
Or you can go online to check your nearest location: Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or check our list of weekly local vaccination clinic lists.