South Somerset West PCN

Covid-19 Vaccination Information

Welcome. This page provides information regarding arrangements for Covid-19 vaccinations of frontline workers and patients from the following GP practices:

  • Crewkerne Health Centre
  • Hamdon Medical Centre
  • Martock Surgery & South Petherton Medical Centre
  • Buttercross Health Centre & Ilchester Surgery

We are not offering Covid-19 vaccinations to patients in cohorts 10-12 (Phase 2). People who are younger than 50 years, are generally more mobile and have fewer serious health conditions. We would therefore anticipate that this group should be able to attend one of the Somerset County 'Mass Vaccination' sites.

People in cohorts 10-12 will receive an invitation for their vaccine from the National Booking Service through their online portal or by ringing 119. As soon as you receive your letter, you can book a vaccination appointment at either of the county mass vaccination centres at the Bath & West Showground or Taunton Racecourse, or at one of the pharmacy-led vaccination sites in Taunton, Yeovil or Bruton. Please note that these vaccinations are not coordinated by the Primary Care Network. We are therefore not able to alter appointments or confirm details of appointments at these county sites.

If you have severe health difficulties, which make it impossible for you to attend one of these County sites, please contact your registered GP practice and we will do our best to support you.

For more information on eligibility, visit the JCVI. Or you can find out more information on the Somerset NHS vaccination programme.

Thank you for your continuing support and patience.

 

For information regarding the Covid-19 vaccination programme in England, please follow the following web links:

Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Information

NHS (England) Coronavirus Vaccination Site

Government Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Website

Most side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine are mild and and should not last longer than a week, such as:

  • a sore arm where the needle went in
  • feeling tired
  • a headache
  • feeling achy
  • feeling nauseas or being sick
  • low-grade temperature

If you are feeling unwell, try to keep hydrated and you can take painkillers, such as paracetamol if needed

If your symptoms get worse or you are feeling particularly unwell, please contact your GP surgery or 111 for advice

You can report suspected side effects on the Coronavirus Yellow Card Reporting Site

For those who are interested in supporting research into Covid-19 and the vaccination programme, please sign up to the National Covid Symptom Study, which is recording data regarding infection rates and side effects following vaccination