14 July 2021

Have you had your jab?

Catching Covid-19 can be serious at any age and can lead to long term health complications including extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, problems with memory and sleep and ear problems. You can have Covid-19 without any symptoms and still pass it on to family and friends including those who may be at greater risk of being seriously ill from Covid-19.

Government research suggests that just one dose of a coronavirus vaccine is enough to reduce the risk of developing serious Covid-related illness by 80 per cent. Furthermore, even one dose of a coronavirus vaccine reduces the risk of Covid-19 transmission to members of your household by up to 49 per cent compared with having no doses.

This is why we strongly urge you to consider having the vaccine to protect yourself and others and help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Anyone who gets COVID-19 can become seriously ill or have long term effects (long COVID).

Among unvaccinated people in the UK there are currently 22,638 new daily symptomatic cases of Covid, on average.

This is an increase of 17% from last week and we have not reached the peak of this latest wave.

The link between between cases and death has been weakened due to the vaccine roll out.

In Wiltshire, 74% of the population have had their 1st dose, 55.2% have had 2 doses.

 There are an estimated 500 cases of Long Covid a day amongst unvaccinated people in the UK.

Vaccines reduce the risk of seriously debilitating symptoms and also by reducing the chances of an infection lasting more than 3 months.

If new cases continue to increase then many more thousands of people, especially the young, will be affected by long term symptoms that leave sufferers unable to live life normally.

The coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective, they give you the best protection against COVID-19.

The COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others.

Research has shown that the vaccines help:

  • Reduce your risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19.
  • Reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.
  • Protect against COVID variants.

The 1st dose should give you some protection from 3 to 4 weeks after you’ve had it but you need 2 doses for stronger and longer-lasting protection.

 

Watch an NHS YouTube video explaining what's in the COVID-19 vaccines and how they work

 

Who can get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

All adults aged 18 or over.

You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS, you can book your appointments at any time.

 

How to get your vaccine

You do not need to book an appointment for a walk-in clinic, you can just turn up during the opening times. Please make sure you are aware of which vaccines are being offered at the clinic before you arrive.

People who attend a walk-in clinic for their first dose will have their vaccination record updated online and will then be able to book in their second dose appointment using the national booking system. Second jabs are also available at the walk-ins, if it has been at least eight weeks since the first dose for people aged over 40, and 12 weeks for people aged under 40.

Please remember to bring a face mask with you, unless you’re exempt, and have something to eat and drink before you leave home.

 

Upcoming walk-in clinics

 

Where? 

When? 

Details 

Steam Museum, Swindon 

12 July:

9.30am - 2pm 

Pfizer, first and second doses (minimum 8 weeks since first dose)

 Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury

Every day starting 8 July:

8.30am -11.15am

12.15pm - 4.45pm

5.30pm - 7pm

Pfizer and AstraZeneca, first and second doses (minimum 8 weeks since first dose).

The Corn Exchange, Devizes 

15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 July:

8.30am - 12.30pm

1.30pm - 5pm 

Pfizer and AstraZeneca, first and second doses (minimum 8 weeks since first dose).

Bath Racecourse

12 and 13 July:

8am - 5.30pm

Pfizer and AstraZeneca, first and second doses (minimum 8 weeks since first dose).

Free bus from centre to Racecourse. See separate FAQ for details.

 

All walk-in clinics are subject to vaccine availability and are operating on a first come, first served basis.


You can also check the latest information about walk-in clinics is on the NHS England South West website, which details other clinics in neighbouring counties.

 

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