Salisbury City Hall mass vaccination site has now opened.
NHSE are sending letters to patients that are eligible to receive a covid Vaccination asking them to book online at a vaccination site. This means that if you have already BOOKED for a vaccine at Wilton, but not yet received it, you may well get a letter asking you to book into a mass vaccination site.
To avoid double-booking and potentially wasted appointments at our Wilton site we thought we would clarify the situation. If you have an appointment already booked at Wilton please keep that appointment and do not book one at an alternative site. The Michael Herbert Hall in Wilton has plenty of easy access parking. We have also received very good feed back from those patients who have attended there to receive their vaccination.
Enquiries from the public about the COVID vaccination can be emailed to: email@example.com
You can also look at the regularly updated ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ on the BSWCCG website in response to the questions that are coming in. Click on this link:
There has been a worrying spate of scam emails which ask for a patients bank details by stating that you need to pay for the Covid19 vaccination. We would like to stress that the Covid19 vaccination is free and you should not give your personal and bank details to anyone that has contacted you via text, email or telephone.
SILTON SURGERY WILL BE CONTACTING OUR PATIENTS WHO ARE OVER 70 years of age or in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Group (formerly known as shielding) TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO RECEIVE THEIR FIRST COVID VACCINATION AT THE MICHAEL HERBERT HALL, SOUTH STREET, WILTON SP2 0JS. You will need two vaccinations to be protected, these should be 12 weeks apart. We will contact patients when they are eligible to receive their second vaccination. If you have not received your second vaccination after 12 weeks please contact the surgery after 10.30am.
Unfortunately there are no toilet facilities at the Hall. If you wear a short sleeved blouse or shirt under your coat this will aid the smooth running of the clinics. the vaccination will be given via injection into your upper arm. There is plenty of parking at the Hall. Please do not arrive really early for your appointment.
Those patients who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine should wait to be contacted by the NHS, instead of calling local hospitals or GP practices directly.
The advice comes as the region prepares to deliver the first batch of vaccines for Covid-19, which were officially approved for use by the medicines regulator last week.
First in line for the vaccine will be people aged 80 and over, as well as care home staff and the frontline NHS workers most at-risk.
The rollout of the vaccine is a huge logistical challenge, and comes at a time when the NHS is already managing ongoing coronavirus-related challenges, as well as traditional winter pressures.
Local people can show their support for the operation by waiting to be contacted with instructions of how to receive the vaccine, while continuing to observe the current social distancing guidance.
The physical process of giving the vaccine to the one million people living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be a marathon and not a sprint, with vaccination happening over the next few months.
More information on the vaccine can be found online at www.nhs.uk