"Don't call us, we will call you," plea health leaders as COVID vaccination rollout ramps up

Health leaders call for patience as all GP-led, community-based coronavirus vaccination sites in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, and Wiltshire open meaning everyone in the area aged 80 or over will be invited to for their Covid-19 vaccine.
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Nineteen vaccination sites are operating across the area, with each one responsible for providing the vaccine to patients registered at GP practices within the local community. 

Speaking of the rollout, Director of Nursing, Gill May reassured those who may be worried that they or their loved ones are yet to be invited to an appointment for their vaccine; no one will be missed:

"Some people may be anxious about not having been invited to receive their vaccine, but I can reassure them that no person will be missed, so please don’t worry as every day we are contacting more and more people to come forward to get the jab."

The Director of Nursing continued to paint a picture of positivity, listing the thousands who have already been vaccinated and the impact that it is making.

"We have already given the vaccine to thousands of local people, and these numbers will continue to increase week on week. With every arm that is jabbed, we are one step closer to returning life to some level of normality.”
— Director of Nursing, Gill May

People invited to have the vaccine are reminded that the current lockdown
restrictions does permit friends and family to provide lifts to and from the vaccination
sites.

It is asked that people only arrive five minutes before their appointment time to
reduce congestion and queuing.

Some people in the region may have also started to receive letters about arranging a vaccine appointment at the new large-scale NHS Vaccination Centres, based at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, the Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Taunton Racecourse and the Bournemouth International Centre.

If this is the case, those people can choose to either have their vaccine at these new
centres or wait to be invited to a local GP-led site.

More information about the vaccination programme in the local area can be found
online by visiting www.bswccg.nhs.uk.

Further details about the vaccine can also be found here

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