Coronavirus (COVID-19): Vaccinations

We are currently vaccinating patients against coronavirus (COVID-19).

You will be contacted by the NHS directly when we are able to offer you a vaccination - please do not contact the hospital or your GP practice to ask when you can have it.

Everyone in the current priority groups (this is those aged 50 or over, those who have a health condition that puts them at greater risk, or health or social care workers) is now eligible to book their vaccine online at the NHS website: Coronavirus vaccination (www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/) or by calling 119 if you can't use the internet.

If you already have an appointment over the coming weeks, whether for your first or second dose, this remains in place and it's really important that you attend it as planned.

The vaccines are safe and effective. The first dose of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine offer good levels of protection, but to get maximum protection everyone will need to get a second dose, so we are urging people to come back for their appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) website: Latest Covid-19 updates in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire (www.bswccg.nhs.uk/latest-covid-19-updates).

Roll out of the vaccine

Great Western Hospital is one of the 50 hubs in the first wave of the roll out of the vaccine and we are currently prioritising those in the national priority groups.

All those vaccinated will need a booster dose and will be given an appointment for this. 

Whilst this vaccination programme is well underway, coronavirus remains real and we must all continue to play our part in following all local and national guidance to keep ourselves safe and stop the virus spreading.

Please remember to practice good hand hygiene, wear a face mask in public spaces and observe social distancing at all times.

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