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COVID-19 Vaccinations in Somerset

Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme - Monday 13th December

Across Somerset the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services may will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.

All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with Luson Surgery, Wellington Medical Practice and Lister House Partnership, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

See more about the vaccination programme in Somerset, including the vaccination services: Somerset CCG

Further COVID-19 Vaccination Information

We understand our patients have many questions around their COVID-19 vaccinations. Please have a read of the below and click on the link from the Somerset CCG for all things COVID-19 vaccination related. Please do not contact the surgery as we are unable to book appointments directly for you.

It’s not too late to book your 1st or 2nd vaccination.

You can do this by

Current Somerset Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

  • Two vaccinations to all adults aged 18 or over (or turning 18 within 3 months).
  • Two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination to people aged 16 and 17.
  • The booster programme in line with national guidance.
  • A third vaccination for people with severely weakened immune systems as part of their primary Covid-19 vaccination schedule.
  • One dose of the Pfizer vaccine to 12 to 15 year old’s, delivered in schools and through our large vaccination centres at Firepool in Taunton, Somerset Motor Museum at Haynes and Minehead District Hospital.

Everyone that is eligible that hasn’t already had their first or second Covid-19 vaccination will still be able to get vaccinated, even though the Covid-19 booster programme has begun.

North Petherton Rugby Club

North Petherton Rugby Club is no longer being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre.

If patients are eligible to receive the COVID booster vaccination, they will receive an invitation to book at their nearest centre.

They do not need to return to the same vaccination centre for their booster or other COVID-19 vaccination

Yeovil Gateway Vaccination Centre

From the week starting 25 October, all appointments need to be booked - no walk-ins are being offered due to high demand. All appointments can be booked via the national booking system or 119.

Rollout of vaccinations for 12-15-year-olds at mass vaccination centres

Please visit the Covid-19 vaccinations in Somerset - Somerset CCG for up to date information on the roll out of Vaccines for 12-15 year olds. 

Second Vaccinations for 16-17 year olds

Please visit the Covid-19 vaccinations in Somerset - Somerset CCG for up to date information on second vaccines for 16-17 year olds. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations Administered Abroad

Any patient who has received a dose abroad and can’t book their 2nd or 3rd dose via 119 can attend a walk-in centre via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/. They will need to take evidence of their previous vaccinations administered abroad and there also needs to be six months since their second dose.

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