If you're 70 or over and haven't yet had a COVID-19 vaccine, you are being urged to contact the NHS to book an appointment online or by calling 119 free of charge. Alternatively, people can contact their GP practice for an appointment at a community-based vaccination site. This push is to try and get all top four priority groups vaccinated by Mid-February.
People choosing the national booking system will have the option of making an appointment at the vaccine clinics based at the large vaccination centres a Salisbury City Hall or Bath Racecourse, or at selected local pharmacies which are now providing the vaccine. The three pharmacies providing this service are Avicenna Pharmacy in Swindon, the Pharmacy in Ludgershall and Shaunaks Pharmacy in Westbury.
Most NHS frontline staff, care home residents and workers, and over 80s have already been vaccinated. However, if you do fall into the following categories and have not yet received your vaccine, we encourage you to come forward and book an appointment:
Fiona Hyett, Operations Director for Salisbury City Hall’s Large Vaccination Centre said: “Across Wiltshire the vast majority of people over 70 have been contacted and invited to book an appointment. But it important that in order to protect themselves and others against this virus that everyone in the age group comes forward to have the jab. We would like to ensure people that the process is quick and simple, there is nothing to be afraid of and any anxieties you have would be addressed at the time”.
Sid, 87, discusses life in lockdown and muses what life will be like when things get back to normal. Since this video was made Sid has had his COVID-19 vaccination and encourages everyone to do the same when they’re invited to.
Take a tour of our large vaccination centre here in Salisbury at the City Hall
Louis Godwin, a former WW2 RAF tail gunner said: “It’s so easy. Anybody who can, should get it as soon as they can”.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.