What is happening now
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine to all eligible people as defined by the Joint Committee on vaccinations and immunisations.
The vaccination is available from a number of locations in the county, to enable easier access for as many people as possible. Locations include large county sites, community sites, hospital hubs, some GP surgeries and using teams of mobile vaccinators for those who cannot leave their homes.
Council staff are joining the NHS to phone Somerset residents to let them know when it is their turn to be immunised.
Please be aware that the vaccine is free to those eligible and that we would never ask you for payment or for you to give your card details to us.
Please do not contact us or visit any of our sites to ask about your vaccine, someone will contact you.
When we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments.
How you can support the NHS
You have an important part to play to help the NHS’s largest vaccination programme in history:
- please do not contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, the NHS will contact you;
- when the NHS do contact you, please attend your booked appointments;
- and please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives such as ‘hands, face, space’
You’ll need to be registered with a GP surgery in England (to get a vaccine).
NHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – Find out about the vaccination, including who will get the vaccine first and information about vaccine safety
COVID-19 vaccination: why are you being asked to wait – Information about COVID-19 eligibility and vaccine supplies.
COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults – Information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination – Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read resources – Easy-read guides providing information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccination Fraud – Please be aware, criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details.