Your COVID vaccine – local arrangements

When will you get your vaccine and what’s the local process? A note from Axbridge & Wedmore Doctors:

  • The first four priority groups should be vaccinated by mid-February in line with national targets.
  • Please wait to be called – if you are registered with a GP you will be called when it is your turn.  We are doing regular checks of our data bases to make sure no-one is missed.
  • We are unable to run any vaccination clinics at Axbridge or Wedmore surgeries so, if you want the vaccine and you are not housebound, you will need to go either to the local vaccination centre at Berrow Health Campus or to one of the mass vaccination sites – currently Taunton or Bristol.
  • We cannot give you the vaccine at home if you are not ordinarily housebound as we do not have the resources to do this.  If you are able to go out for any other reason, you will need to travel to a vaccination centre.  If you do not have transport, there may be assistance available – Please call your recently inaugurated “Good Neighbour Scheme” on  01934 806299 and leave a message. This will connect you to the Community Bus organiser. ***
  • You cannot choose which vaccine to have as we cannot choose which vaccine is being delivered to us.  The original allergy advice regarding the Pfizer vaccine has been updated and, unless you are allergic to the actual contents of the vaccine, you can have this vaccination.
  • When you attend for your appointment, we will go through a clinical assessment with you.
  • Please only contact the surgery if:
    • you have declined the vaccination in the past but have now changed your mind
    • you have been given an appointment and you cannot attend or need to change it
  • After you have had the vaccination, you will still need to follow the COVID-19 rules – Hands – Face – Space – as we do not know whether you can still transmit the virus to others.
  • Please see the following information from the Government about the vaccination process: