16 or 17? Grab a jab now, over our Big Push weekend and join the 8 million people already vaccinated in the South West

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:

VenueAddressAccepting age 16 & overAZ
Clinic DateClinic Times
Bath and West Country FestivalBath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN Yesyes yes yesFriday 27-Sunday 29 August9am – 5pm
Taunton RacecourseShoreditch, Taunton,TA3 7BL
YesyesyesFriday 27-Monday 30 August8.30am -7pm
Haynes Motor MuseumSparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH
YesyesyesyesyesSaturday 28 August9am – 5.00pm
Haynes Motor Museum Sparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH Yes yesyesyesyesSunday 29 August9am – 3pm
Haynes Motor Museum Sparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH YesyesyesyesyesMonday 30 August9am – 5pm
Bridgwater Methodist ChurchMonmouth St, Bridgwater TA6 5EQ YesyesyesyesMonday 30 August9.30am – 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.