Covid-19 vaccination

Here you will find all the latest information you need about getting your COVID-19 vaccination Somerset.

How to get your vaccination in Somerset

COVID-19 appointments will be available to book via your GP surgery, or via a walk-in vaccination centre.

The online National Booking Service and 119 phone line is now closed.

You cannot book an appointment via our community hospitals, NHS Somerset or our PALs line.

If you would still like to have your free COVID-19 vaccine, please attend one of the walk-in vaccination clinics. 

You find the list of walk-in centres on our walk-in pages.

Use the national walk-in finder website to search for a pharmacy near you offering vaccinations.

Thank you again for your patience, and if a suitable appointment isn't available at first, please keep trying. We are adding appointments daily.

We'd like to reassure you that there will be enough appointments for everyone eligible to get their vaccines this winter.

Somerset COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

NHS COVID-19 vaccinations have saved countless lives, kept tens of thousands of people out of hospital, and helped us to live with the virus without fear or restrictions.

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

This year’s autumn 2023 COVID-19 vaccine programmes will now rollout from 18 September in England, as a precautionary measure following the identification of a new COVID-19 variant.

The decision means those most at risk from winter illness – including people in care homes, the clinically vulnerable, those aged 65 and over, health and social care staff, and carers – will be able to access a COVID-19 and flu vaccine from 11 September.

Anyone who is eligible for a seasonal COVID-19 or flu vaccination can be vaccinated until 31 January 2024.

Who is eligible?

Those eligible for an autumn COVID-19 vaccine include:

  1. residents in a care home (now for all CHs)
  2. all adults aged 65 years and over
  3. persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as laid out in the Green Book, chapter 14a COVID-19 chapter (Green Book)
  4. pregnant women
  5. frontline health and social care workers
  6. persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts (as defined in the Green Book) of people with immunosuppression
  7. persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers (as defined in the Green Book) and staff working in care homes for older adults.

Our hard-working vaccination teams and volunteers are there to make vaccination clinics run as smoothly as possible. Please remember to be kind.

How to get your vaccinations

From Saturday 16 December 2023, anyone eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine should attend a vaccination walk-in centre. You can find the list of latest walk-in centres by:

If a suitable appointment isn't available at first, please keep trying. We are adding appointments daily.

We'd like to reassure you that there will be enough appointments for everyone eligible to get their vaccines this winter.

If you or someone you know is housebound and waiting to hear from the NHS about the COVID-19 vaccination, we want to reassure you that the NHS will be in touch to arrange your visit. You don't need to get in touch unless you are concerned you may not be registered as housebound.