COVID-19 vaccinations in Somerset
Last updated: 1 March 2022
Current Somerset COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
The Covid-19 vaccination is our first line of defence against the coronavirus and the very best way to keep communities safe.
We are now offering:
- Booster vaccinations for all eligible over 18’s
- 1st and second vaccinations for 12 -15’s and 16-17 year-olds
- A roving service to offer vaccinations to those who are homebound
- A third vaccination for people with severely weakened immune systems as part of their primary COVID-19 vaccination schedule
- Vaccinations for all children aged between 5 – 11 (including those who are who are clinically at risk, or live with someone who is immunosuppressed). There are a number of specific clinics dedicated to this cohort and these can be found when booking online or through the grab-a-jab walk-in service. Extra time is allocated at each appointment to ensure reassurance and support to children and their carers.
- The Spring Booster vaccination for all over 75s and the immunosuppressed is now due. Appointments and walk-ins are widely available. These can be made directly by calling 119, booking online or finding a local walk-in clinic here.
Our hard-working vaccination teams and volunteers are there to make vaccination clinics run as smoothly as possible. Please remember to be kind.
If you find you can book an earlier appointment, or decide to attend a walk-in clinic, then, please cancel any later appointment you aren’t planning to use.
How to find a book your vaccination or find a walk-in clinic
Book online or by calling 119 or visit a clinic for a walk-in appointment. You can find out which clinics are offering walk in appointments below. Additional walk in opportunities are shown on the Grab a Jab website.
Reducing your risk of being infected with Omicron
The UK Health Security Agency reported earlier in December, that there is a significant drop in effectiveness against the Omicron variant after two vaccines. However, analysis shows a third booster prevents around 75% of people getting Covid symptoms.
While symptoms of Omicron appear to be milder than other variants, it is likely there are many more cases of Omicron in the community than those confirmed by testing.
In this short Covid Catch Up film, Clinton Rogers discusses both long Covid and reinfections of the virus. Around 1 in 10 new cases are now reinfections so Clinton met with Dr Jon Dolman, a Long Covid Specialist, to discuss the symptoms, where to go for help and some simple suggestions to keep safe and healthy.
ADDITIONAL WALK-IN / BOOKABLE AVAILABILITY IN SOMERSET
We have increased walk-in availability at a number of vaccination sites across Somerset. Details of clinics will be published here and are in addition to the dedicated vaccination centres we have across the county.
To be eligible for your booster vaccinations and second vaccinations, it must be three months or more since your last vaccination.
You can also book your vaccination appointment on the National Booking Site or by calling 119.
A full list of vaccination centres available in Somerset are listed on the NHS website.
|Abbey Manor Surgery||Every Wednesday|
*Weds 29th June
Sat 18th June
|Abbey Manor Surgery, The Forum, Abbey Manor Park, Yeovil, BA21 3TL|
|Bridgwater Town Hall||Every Friday||9am-2pm||High Street, Bridgwater, TA6 6JE|
|Bridgwater Community Hospital||Every Sunday||9am-5pm||Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU|
|Exmoor Rural Hub||Weds 8th June||9am-3pm||Exmoor Rural Health Hub, Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, TA24 7DU|
|Hamp Pantry||Thurs 9th June|
Thurs 23rd June
|1pm-6pm||Grenville House, Rhode Lane, TA6 6JE|
|Junction 24||Sat 18th June||9.00am-3pm||Market Way, Bridgwater TA6 6DF|
|Minehead Community Hospital||Every Tuesday||8.30am-7pm||Luttrell Way, Minehead TA24 6DF|
|Priorswood Community Centre||Sat 11th June*(2pm-6pm only)|
Sat 25th June
|12pm-6pm||13-14 Priorswood Place, Taunton, TA2 7JW|
|Sydenham Pantry||Weds 8th June|
Weds 22nd June
|1pm-6pm||Community Hub, Fairfax Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4HX|
|Tower Vaccination Centre||7 days a week|
*check GAJ for specific children’s (5+) clinics & times
|9am-7pm||Tower Road, Taunton, TA1 4AF|
|Wellington Community Hospital||Tuesdays & Thursdays|
*not 2nd June
|9am-1pm||Bulford Lane, Wellington, TA21 8QQ|
|Yeovil Gateway Church||This clinic closed on 31st March & will relocate to Abbey Manor Health Centre from 6th April.||See Grab a Jab site for opening times|
COMMUNITY PHARMACIES HAVE PLENTY OF COVID-19 VACCINATION SLOTS TO HELP PROTECT OUR SOMERSET COMMUNITY.
Our community pharmacies in Somerset are playing their part in helping our community get vaccinated, as quickly and easily as possible; offering them the best protection against Omicron.
To book, call the National Booking service on 119 or go online.
There is plenty of availability for appointments, and some are also available as a walk-in (search Grab-a-Jab for more details).
|COMMUNITY PHARMACIES IN SOMERSET OFFERING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS – PLEASE BOOK THROUGH THE NATIONAL BOOKING SERVICE: CALL119 OR BOOK ONLINE|
|Alcombe Methodist Hall (Alcombe Pharmacy)||Alcombe, Minehead|
|Cranleigh Gardents Pharmacy||Bridgwater|
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||Wiveliscombe|
|Jhoots Pharmacy (Victoria Park Drive)||Bridgwater|
|Jhoots Pharmacy (Stockmoor Park)||Bridgwater|
|Knights Glastonbury Pharmacy||Glastonbury|
|St Aldheims Pharmacy||Frome|
|St Thomas’ Church Hall||Wells|
|The Old Post Office (Pharmcy2u)||Yeovil|
Fancy becoming a volunteer for the Somerset Covid Vaccination programme?
If you have a few hours to spare and want to get involved in a worthwhile cause, you could consider a volunteering role, supporting the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Somerset.
So far over 1,400 Somerset residents have volunteered to support the programme, volunteering at vaccinations sites across the county; it’s been a real team effort, but we still need more people to come forward and offer their time. Volunteers provide crucial support to the programme by marshalling in car parks, and helping people move through the vaccination centre. They also help to ensure that social distancing is followed and identifying people who need additional support or advice.
The role is flexible and full training is provided to those who volunteer.
Spark Somerset is helping to coordinate all of the volunteer stewards and marshals – so if you are interested in becoming part of an amazing team, working to protect our community please click here to register your interest: www.sparkachange.org.uk – and where you’ll find hundreds of other ways to volunteer in Somerset too!