Somerset gets 2 new COVID Vaccination centres
As the vaccination effort gathers pace, two new pharmacy led sites have started up in Somerset. The two sites are Boots pharmacy, in Taunton and Bruton pharmacy. Both will be up and running from today.
The Boots in Taunton will provide vaccination services from specially designed facilities within the high street store.
The Bruton pharmacy will operate from the Community Hall in Silver Street, Bruton.
The pharmacy-led sites, will deliver a wide range of pre-booked vaccination appointments. People in the highest priority groups will be sent a letter by the NHS and invited to book their vaccination. This can be done either through the national booking service by phone, or online.
Swapn Patel is the lead pharmacist at Bruton Pharmacy. He told us “’Bruton pharmacy has been serving
the Bruton community since 1827. Serving the needs of our customers and patients is at the heart of everything we do. Right now when the community needs us, we did not hesitate to become a COVID-19 vaccination centre. Starting today, we will be operating from Bruton Community Hall. This allows us to offer daily vaccinations to many more people in a safe and socially distanced way”
Please remember: do not to turn up at any vaccination sites without an appointment. It will not be possible to use the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service if you have not received an invitation letter!